Definition of horseback in English:


adverb & adjective

  • Mounted on a horse.

    [as adjective] ‘a daring horseback rescue’
    [as adverb] ‘they rode horseback along the trail’
    • ‘Tents were being moved into wagons and onto horseback, along with their contents.’
    • ‘We stop by the lake for a coffee and takakau (Maori bread) before one last ride up the hill to finish our horseback journey.’
    • ‘Other activities include boat cruise, bush dinners, lion walks and encounter, crocodile farm tours and horseback safaris.’
    • ‘Europeans are shown hunting deer and riding horseback as well as fishing, both from the shore and from boats.’
    • ‘Go horseback trail riding, followed by a spot of fishing.’
    • ‘After that she never rode horseback in the parade again.’
    • ‘It was here I went on my first horseback ride, with a mount easier to handle than even my rental car and a friendly Indian wrangler guide.’
    • ‘But I do travel a lot, and riding horseback is a great way to see a country from a different perspective.’
    • ‘Jack rides horseback along the road in the opposite direction.’
    • ‘We would ride so far and so long when I was a kid, that I would fall asleep horseback and fall off.’
    on horseback, mounted, riding, in the saddle
    on horseback, mounted, riding, in the saddle
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