crupper

Part of speech:

The rump of a horse.

Part of speech: noun

The looped strap that goes under a horse's tail.

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Usage examples "crupper":

  1. A crupper is always used, and straps are attached to the back of the saddle, from which the farmer hangs his sealskin bags, containing an omnium gatherum of his lighter goods. - "A Girl's Ride in Iceland", Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie.
  2. And the result is like that, of the fortunate fights of romance: he thrusts his antagonists straight over the crupper, he sends them rolling on the ground, and clutching its sand with their fingers. - "Matthew Arnold", George Saintsbury.
  3. Master ran after him, and, being much fleeter, kept on kicking his legs and flanks, so that they were soon covered with blood, and once he kicked so high as to cut the crupper. - "Six Months at the Cape", R.M. Ballantyne.