from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. on the back of a horse; mounted or riding on a horse or horses; in the saddle.


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  • Crassus probably sat on horseback close to his armys front line, the usual position of a Roman general in battle.

    The Spartacus War

  • Came on horseback with a man in his forties—good-looking fellow, according to Mrs. Harris—an old lady who was here at the time.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Instead of Cracker Jacks there would be bottomless Veuve Clicquot champagne, and instead of baseball it would be a very different game: polo, where two teams of four men on horseback face off in a match that is like a cross between soccer and croquet.

    Horseplay for Haiti

  • When I came back up the mountain, it had been on horseback or in a mechanized dygo.

    Raven Rise

  • Kuralay sets off into the woods on horseback and returns like a bee to the hive with saddlebags full of wild apples.


  • Her mother was widely respected and sought after as both a cook and a cowhand, although the approval of her skill on horseback was usually grudgingly given.

    Western Man

  • Episcoporum (I, ii, 4) directs that in these receptions the bishop is to ride on horseback wearing his mitre, and under a canopy which is in the first instance to be carried by some of the principal magistrates of the town.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The men arrived a couple of hours later on horseback and scattered over the ranch, rounding up the cow-calf pairs and herding them back to the corrals near the house.

    Plain Language

  • Trusty guards, mounted on horseback and armed with chopped-down double-barreled shotguns, had to serve the time of any inmate they let escape.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • Finding the sirdar on horseback with his staff, Churchill estimated that the khalifa could be little more than an hour away.

    Three Empires on the Nile


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