• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tapadera One of the leather hoods which cover the stirrups of a Mexican saddle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tapadera A heavy leather housing for the stirrup of the Californian saddle, designed to keep the foot from slipping forward, and also as a protection in riding through thick and thorny underbrush. See cut under stirrup.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tapadera tap-a-dā′ra a leather guard for the stirrup of the Californian saddle.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. tapadera, lid, cover
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp., 'a cover'—tapar, to cover.


In literature:

Also he had acquired a pair of 22-inch, "eagle's bill" tapaderas.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart