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- a strap used to stop a saddle from slipping
*1882: I sought among the mules one with a mild expression of generosity and gentleness in its eyes, and found it in a white mule with a crupper adorned with arabesques. — Edmondo de Amicis, Morocco: Its People & Places, tr. C. Rollin-Tilton
- the buttocks or rump, especially of a horse
- a piece of armour covering the hindquarters of a horse
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Crup"per (kr?p"p?r in U.S.; kr?p"?r in
Eng.), n. [F. croupi&?;re, fr.
croupe. See Croup the rump of a horse.] [Written
also crouper.] 1. The buttocks or
rump of a horse.
2. A leather loop, passing under a
horse's tail, and buckled to the saddle to keep it from slipping
Crup"per, v. t. To fit with a
crupper; to place a crupper upon; as, to crupper a
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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