Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of a pair of pouches hanging across the back of a horse behind the saddle.
  • n. A pouch hanging from a saddle or over the rear wheel of a motorcycle or bicycle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of a pair of covered pouches, usually leather, laid across the back of a horse, donkey, or mule behind its saddle, or hanging over the rear wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle, frequently made of a rigid material.
  • n. The lateral fat on a person's upper thighs (in that case sometimes also known as "riding breeches") or buttocks, that hangs loosely, like saddlebags.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large bag (or pair of bags) hung over a saddle

Etymologies

saddle +‎ bag. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ` ` Ay-ay, mine goot friend, '' said the German, ` ` here it is --- my pair of what you call saddlebag; one side will be for you, one side for me; --- I will put dem on my horse to save you de trouble, as you are old man. ''

    The Antiquary

  • "Ay-ay, mine goot friend," said the German, "here it is -- my pair of what you call saddlebag; one side will be for you, one side for me; -- I will put dem on my horse to save you de trouble, as you are old man."

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • “Ay-ay, mine goot friend,” said the German, “here it is — my pair of what you call saddlebag; one side will be for you, one side for me; — I will put dem on my horse to save you de trouble, as you are old man.”

    The Antiquary

  • I don't carry any weight in my stomach or 'saddlebag' area.

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  • A funny clunk in the engine means a stop, a loose saddlebag means a lopsided ride.

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  • He opened a saddlebag and removed a small blanket to spread on the ground.

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  • In his saddlebag, he had a cigar box with crayons for Mason, and the biggest chocolate bar he could find for Holly.

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  • Pulled the velvet-swathed Kilronan diary from the saddlebag.

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  • Tightened his grip on the saddlebag slung over his shoulder.

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  • Toby fishes into a saddlebag and comes out with a George Lukas action figure.

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