Saddle-shaped Sad"dle-shaped`, a. Shaped like a saddle. Specifically: (a) (Bot.) Bent down at the sides so as to give the upper part a rounded form. --Henslow. [1913 Webster] (b) (Geol.) Bent on each side of a mountain or ridge, without being broken at top; -- said of strata. [1913 Webster]

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  • saddle-shaped — adjective shaped in the form of a horse s saddle • Similar to: ↑formed * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : bent down at the sides so as to give the upper part a rounded form 2. : having the form of an anticlinal fold * * * saddˈle shaped… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle-shaped uterus — u. arcuatus …   Medical dictionary

  • saddle joint — n a joint (as the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb) with saddle shaped articular surfaces that are convex in one direction and concave in another and that permit movements in all directions except axial rotation * * * a form of diarthrosis… …   Medical dictionary

  • saddle — n. & v. n. 1 a seat of leather etc., usu. raised at the front and rear, fastened on a horse etc. for riding. 2 a seat for the rider of a bicycle etc. 3 a joint of meat consisting of the two loins. 4 a ridge rising to a summit at each end. 5 the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle-backed — 1. adjective a) Shaped or curved like a saddle. b) Having a saddle shaped marking; saddleback. 2. adverb with a saddle, rather than bare backed …   Wiktionary

  • saddle blanket — noun stable gear consisting of a blanket placed under the saddle • Syn: ↑saddlecloth, ↑horse blanket • Hypernyms: ↑stable gear, ↑saddlery, ↑tack • Hyponyms: ↑apishamore …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle — 1. A structure shaped like, or suggestive of, a seat or s. used in horseback riding. SYN: sella. 2. SYN: denture base. Turkish s. SYN: sella turcica. * * * sad·dle sad əl n the part of a partial denture that carries an artificial tooth and has… …   Medical dictionary

  • saddle reef — noun : one of a nearly vertical succession of saddle shaped ore deposits straddling anticlinal or synclinal folds * * * saddle reef noun (geology) An ore deposit occurring in concavo convex formations of igneous rocks, esp in Australia • • • Main …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle blanket — a saddle shaped pad, as of felt or sheepskin, placed beneath the saddle to prevent it from irritating the horse s skin. [1730 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • saddle joint — a form of diarthrosis (freely movable joint) in which the articulating surfaces of the bones are reciprocally saddle shaped. It occurs at the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb …   The new mediacal dictionary

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