tapadera

tapadera

[tap-uh-dair-uh]
noun
Southwestern U.S. a hoodlike piece of heavy leather around the front of the stirrup of a stock or range saddle to protect the rider's foot.

Origin:
1835–45; < Spanish, equivalent to tapad(o), past participle of tapar to cover, stop up, derivative of tapa cover, lid (see tapa1) + -era, feminine of -ero -ary

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tapadera (ˌtæpəˈdɛərə)
 
n
the leather covering for the stirrup on an American saddle
 
[via American Spanish from Spanish: cover, from tapar to cover, of Germanic origin; compare tampon, tap²]

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