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crupper

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noun crup·per \ˈkrə-pər, ˈkru̇-\

Definition of crupper

  1. 1 :  a leather loop passing under a horse's tail and buckled to the saddle

  2. 2 :  1croup; broadly :  buttocks



Origin and Etymology of crupper

Middle English cruper, from Anglo-French crupere, from crupe, croupe hindquarters — more at croup


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with crupper


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