Part of speech: noun

A horse's back.

Part of speech: noun

An object shaped like a horse's back.

Part of speech: adverb

On a horse's back.

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Usage examples "horseback":

  1. Then the pair resumed their journey, and as evening closed in they saw coming towards them some ten men on horseback and four or five on foot. - "The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  2. But now, with Uhlans on foot spread out in the wood behind them, a troop on horseback approaching on their left, possibly another on their right, they began to realise what it was like to be hunted. - "A Hero of LiƩge", Herbert Strang.
  3. When Rustem was five years of age, he ate as much as a man, and some say that even in his third year he rode on horseback. - "Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan", Anonymous.