Definitions

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

  • adv. On a horse or other animal with no saddle: rode bareback; a bareback rider.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Without a saddle.
  • adv. Without a condom.
  • v. To have sex without a condom.
  • v. To have, usually male to male, anal sex without a condom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. On the bare back of a horse, without using a saddle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Using or performing on a barebacked horse: as, a bareback rider.
  • On a barebacked horse: as, to ride bareback.

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

  • adj. riding without a saddle
  • adv. without a saddle

Etymologies

Back-formation from barebacking. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some sites are used specifically to arrange unprotected - or "bareback" - encounters between groups of men.

    UK Commentators

  • My bareback was a mare named Kattle Kate owned by Flying U Rodeo, one of about forty stock contractors that had animals at the NFR.

    King of the Cowboys

  • Big-name bareback: The bareback riding portion of Saturday included some big names, and they responded with rides that delighted the crowd.

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  • And now some of these "barebackers" have started calling bareback sex "natural sex," implying that it is the safe sexers who are engaged in unnatural behavior by wearing condoms.

    New York Press

  • I guess now going "bareback" can be as deadly on the bike as it can be in the bedroom.

    Cycling on Stage: Priming the Pumps of Legitimacy

  • Since I've decided to ritually burn up my SKS fenders and go 'bareback', I'll have to palp those rain chaps.

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  • He is quite happy to ride his good lady wife "bareback" as he states "I can't stand condoms", sure in the knowledge that we will cover the expense of yet another baby.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The question is, does images of men having "bareback" (unsafe, no condoms) sex with each other cause people to fetishize and long to also engage in such behavior, or is it a safe sexual outlet to watch sexual behavior that the viewer (or voyeur) will not engage in, but is still aroused by?

    Spitting Hairs: A Porn Dilemma

  • There was but one saddle, so Dilsey was riding "bareback," and had to sit astride of the donkey to keep from falling off, which so amused the children that merry peals of laughter rang out from time to time; indeed, Dumps laughed so much, that, if Mr. Smith had not held her tightly, she certainly would have fallen off.

    Diddi, Dumps, and Tot

  • Their horses were unsaddled, and, riding "bareback" and armed with nothing but hazel-sticks, the two forces were pitted against each other in a great cavalry duel of "single-stick."

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