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crupper

[kruhp-er, kroo p-] /ˈkrʌp ər, ˈkrʊp-/
noun
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.
3.
armor for the rump of a horse.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English cro(u)per, variant of cruper < Anglo-French. See croup2, -er2
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British Dictionary definitions for crupper

crupper

/ˈkrʌpə/
noun
1.
a strap from the back of a saddle that passes under the horse's tail to prevent the saddle from slipping forwards
2.
the part of the horse's rump behind the saddle
Word Origin
C13: from Old French crupiere, from crupecroup²
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