- a padded leather strap passed around the base of a horse's tail and attached to the saddle or harness to keep it from moving forward
- the croup of a horse
- Informal the buttocks
Origin of crupperMiddle English crouper from Old French cropiere from crope, rump from Frankish an unverified form kruppa: see crop
- A leather strap looped under a horse's tail and attached to a harness or saddle to keep it from slipping forward.
- The rump of a horse; the croup.
Origin of crupperMiddle English crouper from Old French cropiere from croupe rump ; see croup 2.
(third-person singular simple present cruppers, present participle cruppering, simple past and past participle cruppered)
- To fit with a crupper; to place a crupper upon.
- to crupper a horse
Anglo-Norman cropere, from Old French cropiere, from the same Germanic base as croup.