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1. A leather strap looped under a horse's tail and attached to a harness or saddle to keep it from slipping forward.
2. The rump of a horse; the croup.

[Middle English crouper, from Old French cropiere, from croupe, rump; see croup2.]


1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a strap from the back of a saddle that passes under the horse's tail to prevent the saddle from slipping forwards
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the part of the horse's rump behind the saddle
[C13: from Old French crupiere, from crupe croup2]


(ˈkrʌp ər, ˈkrʊp-)

1. a leather strap fastened to the saddle of a harness and looping under the tail of a horse to prevent the harness from slipping forward.
2. the rump or buttocks of a horse.
[1250–1300; Middle English cro(u)per, variant of cruper < Anglo-French. See croup2, -er2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crupper - a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tailcrupper - a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tail; prevents saddle from slipping forward
strap - an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position


[ˈkrʌpəʳ] N [of horse] → anca f, grupa f; (= part of harness) → baticola f


(of harness)Schweifriemen m
(= hindquarters)Kruppe f
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