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Definition of the noun crupper
What does crupper mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: cruppers
- a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tail; prevents saddle from slipping forward
Alternative definition of the noun crupper
- A strap used to stop a saddle from slipping.
- The buttocks or rump, especially of a horse.
- A piece of armour covering the hindquarters of a horse.
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The 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 ...
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 ...
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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Company F, 7th Missouri Cavalry
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Quotes about crupper
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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