Croup Croup (kr[=oo]p), n. [F. croupe hind quarters, croup, rump, of German or Icel. origin; cf. Icel. kryppa hump; akin to Icel. kroppr. Cf. {Crop}.] The hinder part or buttocks of certain quadrupeds, especially of a horse; hence, the place behind the saddle. [1913 Webster]

So light to the croup the fair lady he swung, So light to the saddle before her he sprung. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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(especially of a horse), , / (trachealis)

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