horseback definition

  • noun:
    • the rear of a horse.
    • a normal ridge; a hogback.
    • the rear of a horse.
    • A ridge of sand, gravel, and boulders.
    • the rear of a horse.
    • a protracted ridge of sand, gravel, and boulders, in a half-stratified problem.
    • The back of a horse, specifically that part of the back where the driver sits: made use of generally speaking when you look at the phrase on horseback, usually abbreviated to horseback, and utilized adverbially.
    • a reduced and somewhat razor-sharp ridge of sand or gravel; also, however typically, a ridge of stone which rises for a short length with a sharp advantage: a standard term in brand new England, particularly in Maine. Also known as hogback, hog's back, and boar's-back. These types of ridges are known as by Scotch geologists kames, by the Irish eskars.
    • the rear of a horse
    • a narrow ridge of mountains
  • adverb:
    • From the straight back of a horse: rode horseback to town; horseback riding.
    • on back of a horse.
    • regarding the back of a horse
  • others:
    • on back of a horse: because, to ride horseback. See horseback, n., 1.

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