saddleback

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

saddle +‎ back

Noun[edit]

saddleback (plural saddlebacks)

  1. A saddle-shaped ridge forming a shallow pass between two peaks.
  2. A roof in the same shape, having a gable at each end.
  3. Any of various creatures having a saddle-shaped marking on the back.
  4. A breed of pig which is black with a pink saddle-shaped marking.
  5. (geology) An anticlinal.
  6. (Britain) the great black-backed gull.
  7. (New Zealand) a bird Philesturnus carunculatis.

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Adjective[edit]

saddleback (not comparable)

  1. saddle-backed

Adverb[edit]

saddleback (not comparable)

  1. saddle-backed

Etymology 2[edit]

From Saddleback Church of Lake Forest, California. Coined in a contest held by columnist Dan Savage, in response to its support for California Proposition 8.

Verb[edit]

saddleback (third-person singular simple present saddlebacks, present participle saddlebacking, simple past and past participle saddlebacked)

  1. (slang) To engage in anal sex with the intention of preserving one's virginity (chiefly by Christian teenagers)
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