Crupper \Crup"per\, v. t. To fit with a crupper; to place a crupper upon; as, to crupper a horse. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Crupper — attached to the back of a saddle A crupper (  / …   Wikipedia

  • Crupper — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A leather loop, passing under a horse s tail, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crupper — ► NOUN ▪ a strap buckled to the back of a saddle and looped under the horse s tail to prevent the saddle or harness from slipping forward. ORIGIN Old French cropiere; related to CROUP(Cf. ↑croup) …   English terms dictionary

  • crupper — [krup′ər, kroop′ər] n. [ME crouper < OFr cropiere < crope, rump < Frank * kruppa: see CROP] 1. a padded leather strap passed around the base of a horse s tail and attached to the saddle or harness to keep it from moving forward: see… …   English World dictionary

  • crupper — noun /ˈkɹʌpə/ a) A strap used to stop a saddle from slipping. he eſpied a mules crupper, which hung to the ceiling of the room; this he took down, and tendering it to Don Quixote, went on, ſaying... b) The buttocks or rump, especially of a horse …   Wiktionary

  • crupper — noun Etymology: Middle English cruper, from Anglo French crupere, from crupe, croupe hindquarters more at croup Date: 14th century 1. a leather loop passing under a horse s tail and buckled to the saddle 2. croup I; broadly buttocks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crupper — /krup euhr, kroop /, n. 1. a leather strap fastened to the saddle of a harness and looping under the tail of a horse to prevent the harness from slipping forward. See illus. under harness. 2. the rump or buttocks of a horse. 3. armor for the rump …   Universalium

  • crupper — Synonyms and related words: back band, backside, backstrap, bearing rein, behind, bellyband, bit, blinders, blinds, breeching, bridle, butt, buttocks, caparison, cavesson, checkrein, cheekpiece, chinband, cinch, collar, croup, crownband, curb,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • crupper — see CROP …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • crupper — sb. (of a saddle). Alys. 3421 …   Oldest English Words

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