from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bent down at the sides so as to give the upper part a rounded form.
- adj. Bent on each side of a mountain or ridge, without being broken at top; -- said of strata.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the shape of a saddle; in botany, having a hollowed back and lateral lobes hanging down like the laps of a saddle, a form occurring in petals.
- In geology, a technical term descriptive of an unbroken symmetrical anticline.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shaped in the form of a horse's saddle
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He was mostly white but had a chestnut-brown saddle-shaped patch that reached over his back and down his sides almost to his belly.
Those on the smaller islands have saddle-shaped shells with a high-lipped window at the front for the head.
Today, a year and a half later, Minnie has a huge saddle-shaped scar under the fur on her back, and she's terrified of tall men and large dogs.
From Ferrara, sited astride the Po, he claimed to rule a saddle-shaped territory.
Particularly useful for creating complex shapes, like saddle-shaped curves (curves in 2 dimensions).
The expression of his face had the sharpness and staidness of old age, and the fact that his nose had a saddle-shaped depression across the middle and his nostrils turned upwards gave him a sly and sarcastic look.
We spent the night of the 26th on the island called Nkuesi, opposite a remarkable saddle-shaped mountain, and found that we were just on the 17th parallel of latitude.
An extreme saddle-shaped shell (allowing the animal to stretch its head upward) might in some circumstances provide an adaptive advantage over a dome-shaped shell (prohibiting high reach but affording better protection), and in other circumstances the advantage might be reversed.
The shell of a tortoise from Española is saddle-shaped, with an arched front that lets the animal crane its head upward toward high vegetation.
The populations of southern Isabela, which is grassy, have shells that conform generally to the dome-shaped type, while the northern Isabela populations tend toward the saddle-shaped type.