crupper definition

  • noun:
    • A leather band looped under a horse's tail and attached with a harness or seat maintain it from falling ahead.
    • The rump of a horse; the croup.
    • A strap regularly end a saddle from sliding.
    • The bottom or rump, specifically of a horse.
    • a bit of armour covering the hindquarters of a horse.
    • The bottom or rump of a horse.
    • A leather loop, driving under a horse's tail, and buckled towards seat to keep it from sliding forwards.
    • The buttocks of a horse; the rump.
    • A. band of leather which is buckled at one end to the back of a saddle, or even the seat of a harness, at others passes by a loop beneath the horse's end, to prevent the saddle from sliding ahead. In addition crouper. See cut under harness.
    • Nautical, the train-tackle bolt in a gun-carriage.
    • a strap from straight back of a saddle moving beneath the horse's end; stops saddle from sliding ahead
  • verb:
    • To fit with a crupper; to position a crupper upon.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To fit with a crupper; to put a crupper upon.
  • others:
    • to place a crupper on: as, to crupper a horse.

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