Height at the croup (H I, Fig. 148) is measured from the highest point of the hind quarters.
How does the height at the withers compare with the height at the croup?
But his croup sloped down too much, and he had a short neck.
She begged for the pine syrup, for her little Anthony was choking with croup.
His old enemy croup would find him alone in the dark and some dreadful night strangle him.
He lay patiently fighting for breath, like a child with croup.
Wal, that gal jest howls when I tells her, an' sobs an' sobs an' takes on like a baby coyote with the croup.
The croup is that part of the spine which is between the loins and tail.
A slaty-blue and chequered Nakshi pigeon has some white feathers on the croup alone.
This boy has been sick with croup all night and I had quite forgotten that I had no breakfast.
"coughing illness," 1765, from obsolete verb croup "to cry hoarsely, croak" (1510s), probably echoic. This was the local name of the disease in southeastern Scotland, given wide currency by Dr. Francis Home (1719-1813) of Edinburgh in his 1765 article on it. Related: Croupy.
A pathological condition of the larynx, especially in infants and children, characterized by respiratory difficulty and a hoarse, brassy cough.
An acute infection that affects the upper and lower respiratory tracts, especially the larynx, trachea, and bronchi, and is caused most commonly by viruses of the genus Paramyxovirus. It is characterized by labored breathing and obstruction below the glottis, accompanied by a barking cough.