tapadera

[tap-uh-dair-uh]
noun
  1. Southwestern U.S. a hoodlike piece of heavy leather around the front of the stirrup of a stock or range saddle to protect the rider's foot.

Origin of tapadera

1835–45; < Spanish, equivalent to tapad(o), past participle of tapar to cover, stop up, derivative of tapa cover, lid (see tapa1) + -era, feminine of -ero -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for tapadera

tapadera

noun
  1. the leather covering for the stirrup on an American saddle

Word Origin for tapadera

via American Spanish from Spanish: cover, from tapar to cover, of Germanic origin; compare tampon, tap ²
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