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

  • n. The frame of a saddle.

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  • n. tulip tree
  • n. Alternative spelling of saddle tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The frame of a saddle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The frame of a modern European saddle, made of wood. See cut under saddle.
  • n. The American tulip-tree, Liriodendron tulipifera: name suggested by the form of the leaf. Also saddle-leaf.


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  • But he'd never had call to use the carbine holstered before him on the saddletree and he wasn't sure he could hit anything with it if he tried.


  • Then, to the surprise of the watchers, each man, keeping one leg wrapped about the saddletree, leaned far down on the right flank of his galloping horse, leaned under the neck and fired a salute from an old flintlock rifle.


  • Carolina -- one of them was a signer of the declaration of Independence and governor of the state. sabre (sa'ber), a sword with a broad, heavy blade, usually curved. sackcloth (sak'kloth '), a garment worn in mourning or penitence. saddle-girth (sad'l-gurth), that which fastens on the saddle. saddletree, frame of a saddle. sage (saj), wise.

    Elson Grammar School Literature v4

  • Spurts of sand were flecked up all around The Kid and the big white horse winced and jumped as a ball smashed the saddletree a glancing blow.

    Kid Wolf of Texas

  • For saddletree scarce reached had he, his journey to begin,

    The Book of Humorous Verse

  • It was a jumble of odds and ends, scraps of wood and iron, discarded parts of machinery, an old forge, bits of harness, and a broken saddletree.

    My Lady of Doubt


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