Meaning of crupper in English:

crupper

noun

  • A strap buckled to the back of a saddle and looped under the horse's tail to prevent the saddle or harness from slipping forward.

    • ‘Donkeys and mules don't have the big shoulders horses have, so their saddles have a special tail piece called a crupper to prevent saddle and rider from sliding forward onto the animal's neck.’
    • ‘Attached to the back edge of the aparejo's two sacks was a crupper, a broad leather strap, that ran around the animal's hindquarters and under its tail.’
    • ‘‘Remember not to touch the horse's crupper and stand behind them,’ the coach warned us again and again.’

Origin

Middle English from Old French cropiere, related to croupe (see croup). Compare with croupier.

Pronunciation

crupper

/ˈkrʌpə/