- 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
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- the leather covering for the stirrup on an American saddle
via American Spanish from Spanish: cover, from tapar to cover, of Germanic origin; compare tampon, tap ²