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Definition of crupper

What does crupper mean?


  1. a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tail; prevents saddle from slipping forward
    • 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


  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 previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The haunch bones are properly concealed ; the crupper is somewhat long, and the tail placed high ; the thigh is well formed, and rarely flat ; the limbs are fine, handsome, and not hairy ; the tendon prominent, and the foot well made ; but the  ...

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 previewAll Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World (2011)

An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World by Ruth A Johnston

While a modern saddle is held only by the girth strap, the medieval saddle also had a breast strap and a strap that ran around the horse's rump called the crupper. These straps were necessary to help the knight withstand the shock of battle ...

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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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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