Definition of angels on horseback in English:

angels on horseback

plural noun

  • An appetizer consisting of oysters individually wrapped in bacon and served on toast.

    • ‘Small items, often with fanciful names like ‘angels on horseback’, were thought to provide a suitable closing note to the meal and to aid digestion.’
    • ‘Dinner eaten out in those days consisted of a starter, then fish, then meat, then a sweet, then savoury again, like herrings on toast, welsh rarebit or angels on horseback.’