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tapadera

[tap-uh-dair-uh] /ˌtæp əˈdɛər ə/
noun
1.
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
1835-1845
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/
noun
1.
the leather covering for the stirrup on an American saddle
Word Origin
via American Spanish from Spanish: cover, from tapar to cover, of Germanic origin; compare tampon, tap²
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