Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The crupper; the buttocks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The hindquarters or the rump of a horse, a strap under the girth of a horse's saddle to stop the saddle from kicking forward
  • noun The rump, the posterior.

Etymologies

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A corruption of the Scottish crupper.

Examples

  • Knox's colleague, had given in and was speaking hotly against those who held out; that even the redoubtable John Durie had 'cracked his curple' [13] at last; and that the pulpits of Edinburgh were silent, except a very few 'who sigh and sob under the Cross.'

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

Comments

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  • Horse's rump.

    May 23, 2008

  • 1) the small of the waist before the flare of the hips

    2) a derriere, rump or behind.

    June 17, 2008

  • Rhymes with purple!

    June 19, 2008

  • I think I might have curple tunnel syndrome.

    September 19, 2008

  • Get well soon, which ;-)

    September 19, 2008

  • You have your horse hindquarters in a tunnel, whichbe?

    *confused*

    September 19, 2008

  • Now dontcha get yer hindquarters in a tunnel, 'sette, we gots ta done shovel our buckets up at the boondoogy.

    September 19, 2008

  • *more confused*

    September 19, 2008

  • Place some porridge down by the traintracks and curbswabble a stucky muck twirl with some gittyupins, ya hear!

    September 19, 2008

  • Oh, that.

    September 19, 2008