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HORSEBACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does horseback mean? 

HORSEBACK (noun)
  The noun HORSEBACK has 2 senses:

1. the back of a horse
2. a narrow ridge of hills

  Familiarity information: HORSEBACK used as a noun is rare.


HORSEBACK (adverb)
  The adverb HORSEBACK has 1 sense:

1. on the back of a horse

  Familiarity information: HORSEBACK used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HORSEBACK (noun)


Sense 1horseback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The back of a horse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("horseback" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Holonyms ("horseback" is a part of...):

Equus caballus; horse (solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times)


Sense 2horseback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A narrow ridge of hills

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

hogback; horseback

Hypernyms ("horseback" is a kind of...):

ridge; ridgeline (a long narrow range of hills)


HORSEBACK (adverb)


Sense 1horseback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

On the back of a horse

Synonyms:

ahorse; ahorseback; horseback

Context examples:

he rode horseback to town / managed to escape ahorse / policeman patrolled the streets ahorseback


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