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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Saddle \Sad"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saddled; p. pr. & vb. n. Saddling.] [AS. sadelian.] 1. To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding. "saddle my horse." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Abraham rose up early, . . . and saddled his ass. --Gen. xxii. 3. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to encumber; as, to saddle a town with the expense of bridges and highways. [1913 Webster]