crupper

noun
crup·​per | \ ˈkrə-pər How to pronounce crupper (audio) , ˈkru̇- How to pronounce crupper (audio) \

Definition of crupper

1 : a leather loop passing under a horse's tail and buckled to the saddle
2 : croup entry 1 broadly : buttocks

First Known Use of crupper

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crupper

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

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“Crupper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crupper. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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