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1. saddleback

noun. a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end.

Synonyms

  • gable roof
  • gambrel roof
  • trough
  • ridgepole
  • saddle roof
  • roof
  • gutter
  • gambrel
  • ridge
  • rooftree

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • good fortune
  • good luck
  • nonworker

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • saddle (English)
  • sadol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. saddleback

noun. a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle).

Synonyms

  • notch
  • mountain pass
  • saddle

Antonyms

  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • saddle (English)
  • sadol (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word saddleback


1. Noun, singular or mass
The saddleback caterpillar is memorable not only for his long front and back horns and bright green "saddle," but for his several hundred urticating spines -- hollow spikes filled with hemolytic poison.

2. Adjective
Two other oft-used handles for the species are "saddleback seal" and "Greenland seal."

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