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

  • transitive v. To remove a saddle from.
  • transitive v. To throw (a rider) from the saddle. Used of a horse.
  • intransitive v. To remove a saddle from a horse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove a saddle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To strip of a saddle; to take the saddle from, as a horse.
  • transitive v. To throw from the saddle; to unhorse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strip of a saddle; take the saddle from: as, to unsaddle a horse.
  • To cause to dismount or fall from a saddle; unhorse.
  • To take the saddle from a horse: as, we unsaddled for an hour's rest.

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

  • v. remove the saddle from


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  • O'Brien Jr was as cool and collected as he was led back to unsaddle as he was in the race itself, even stopping at one point to conduct an interview with a trackside television panel while still aboard St Nicholas Abbey.

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  • When he had his troopers unsaddle their mounts to graze, he had decided to wait until the enemy passed before he resumed the movement around the Federal army.

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  • Officers had ordered them to unsaddle their horses for the first time in ten days and to rest.

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  • We got ready to come down, because I knew she would be back quick to unsaddle and we were kind of high-fiving.

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