What does the word croup mean?

Usage examples for croup

  1. The mind of Willy Croup was a very small one and had room in it for but one idea at a time. – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  2. " I'd like to see him," said Sancho; " but to fancy I'm going to mount him, either in the saddle or on the croup, is to ask pears of the elm tree. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra