ETYM Old Eng. sadel, as. sadol; akin to Dutch zadel, German sattel, Old High Germ. satal, satul, Icel. söthull, Dan. and Swed. sadel; cf. Russ. siedlo; all perh. ultimately from the root of Eng. sit.
1. A seat for the rider of a horse.
2. A piece of leather across the instep of a shoe.
3. Posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl.
4. Cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins.
1. To load or burden; encumber
2. To put a saddle on