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Definition of the noun crupper

What does crupper mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cruppers

  1. a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tail; prevents saddle from slipping forward
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: strap = an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position

Alternative definition of the noun crupper


  1. A strap used to stop a saddle from slipping.
  2. The buttocks or rump, especially of a horse.
  3. A piece of armour covering the hindquarters of a horse.

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Google previewTaking Japan Seriously (1987)

A Confucian Perspective on Leading Economic Issues by Ronald Philip Dore

A crupper is a strap buckled to the back of the saddle and looped under the horse's tail. 15. A numdah (from the Persian namad, a carpet) was an Indian embroidered felt rug or saddlecloth. 16. A 'hand' is a four-inch measure used only for the ...

Google previewVeterinary Treatment for Working Equines (2010)

by Graham R. Duncanson

The crupper is a soft- padded ...

Google previewDictionary of Proverbs of the Sinhalese Including Also Their Adages, Aphorisms, Apologues, Apothegms, Bywords, Dictums, Maxims, Mottoes, Precepts, Saws, and Sayings, Together with the Connected Myths, Legends, and Folk-tales (2005)

CRUPPER A crupper a-s a cure for dysentery — see " DYSENTERY." CRYING For those who cried standing we should cry standing ; for those who ...

Google previewA Compendious Dictionary of the Veterinary Art (1830)

Containing Concise Explanations of the Various Terms Used in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Also, a Short Description of the Anatomy Or Structure of the Eye, the Foot, and Other Important Parts of the Horse, with Practical Observations on His Diseases, as Well as Those of Other Domestic Animals by James White

CRUPPER. A strap affixed to the back of the saddle, with a loop at the end for the purpose of admitting the horse's tail. Its use is to prevent the saddle from slipping forwards; by doing which, it impedes the motion of the shoulders, causes the ...

Google previewThe Farriers's and Horseman's Complete Dictionary: (1766)

Containing the Art of Farriery in All Its Branches; with Whatever Relates to the Manage, and to the Knowledge, Breeding, Feeding, and Dieting of Horses ... by Thomas Wallis (surgeon.)

CRUPPER, the buttocks of a horse, the rump ; also a roll of leather put under a horses tail, and drawn up by thongs, to the buckle behind the faddle, so as to keep him from casting ...

Google previewThe Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary (1882)

by John Ogilvie

Crupper (krup'per), n. [Ft. croupOre. from croupe, the buttocks of a horse. See Croup. ] 1. The buttocks of a horse; the rump.— 2. A strap of leather which is buckled to a saddle, and passing under a horse's tail prevents the saddle from being ...

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1901)

by Walter William Skeat

croupe, crupper; orig. protuberance. — Icel. kroppr, a hunch (above). Crupper. (F. — Teut.) F. croupiere (O. F. cropiere).

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1818)

by John Jamieson

A crupper, S. Fr. croupe. CURPON, CURPIN, s. l. Therumpof a fowl, S. 2. Applied ludicrously to the buttocks of man, S. Burns.

Google previewAn etmological dictionary of the scottish language (1818)

by John Jamieson

A crupper, S. Fr. croupe. CURPON, CURPIN, s. l.Therumpof a fowl, S. 2. Applied ludicrously to the buttocks of man, S. Bums.

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James Crupper

Company F, 7th Missouri Cavalry

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Put not an embroidered crupper on an ass.
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Scrabble value of C3R1U1P3P3E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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