Definitions

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  • n. The saddlecloth of a cavalry horse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The saddlecloth or housing of a cavalry horse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A saddlecloth or housing used in modern European armies.

Etymologies

Turkish çaprak. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A fine pair of shabrack (Tapirus indicus) and another pair of American tapirs (Tapirus americanus) constitute the chief attraction of the house devoted to pachyderms in the Zoological Garden at Breslau, and interest in this section of the garden has recently been greatly enhanced by the appearance of a healthy young shabrack.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898

  • This is only the second time that a shabrack tapir has been born in captivity in

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898

  • The tapir was not known until the beginning of this century, and even now it is a great rarity in the European animal market, and as the greatest care is required to keep it alive for any length of time in captivity, it is seldom seen in zoological gardens; therefore, the fact that the shabrack tapirs in the Breslau garden have not only lived, but their number has increased, is so much more remarkable.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898

  • Now Ulrich had long suspected the knave of bad doings, for many pearls and jewels had lately been missing from her Grace's shabrack and horse-trappings, and the groom, who always laid them on her Grace's white palfrey, knew nothing about them, though he was even put to the torture; but as Appelmann had all these things in his sole keeping, it was natural to think that he was not quite innocent.

    Sidonia, the Sorceress : the Supposed Destroyer of the Whole Reigning Ducal House of Pomerania — Volume 1

  • He had returned to the House of the Stone Horses, thrown a leopard-skin shabrack over the back of his horse, and ridden across the Scamander to Hekabe’s palace, hoping to find Andromache there.

    Lord of the Silver Bow

  • a strangely grotesque object, that, in the semi-darkness, somewhat resembled a human figure, but proved to be the tarnished uniform worn by the old officer -- coatee, helmet, sword and belts gorgeous with ornamentation, a pair of pistols with silver butts, and a small flag of faded silk and gilt stuff were grouped over a gold embroidered saddle and tarnished shabrack of Indian work.

    The Dark House A Knot Unravelled

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