unsaddle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unsaddle remove the saddle from "They unsaddled their mounts"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unsaddle To strip of a saddle; to take the saddle from, as a horse.
    • Unsaddle To throw from the saddle; to unhorse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unsaddle To strip of a saddle; take the saddle from: as, to unsaddle a horse.
    • unsaddle To cause to dismount or fall from a saddle; unhorse.
    • unsaddle To take the saddle from a horse: as, we unsaddled for an hour's rest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unsaddle un-sad′l to take the saddle off: to throw from the saddle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + saddle,

Usage

In literature:

They unsaddled at noon and lay down to loaf on a sunny bank close to the water's edge.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Mounted messengers ordinarily do not unsaddle; they rest, water and feed as directed.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Only when the caravan halts does he enjoy the relief of being unsaddled and fed.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
After Smith had unsaddled, he opened the grain-sack which contained his provisions.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
We'll unsaddle and put the things on the porch.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
The travellers unsaddled, and having removed their horses' bridles, fastened them at some distance off.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
Then they unsaddled and prepared for rest and food.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
She patted Blue gratefully on the shoulder when she unsaddled him.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
He unsaddled his horse, hobbled it and turned it loose to graze.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
Each led a spare horse, unsaddled.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
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In poetry:

The gums are a-shoot and the wattles a-cluster,
The cattle are roaming the ranges astray;
But why are they late with the hunt and the muster?
And why is the black horse unsaddled to-day?
"Ownerless" by John Shaw Neilson