The hinder part or buttocks of certain quadrupeds, especially of a horse; hence, the place behind the saddle.
An inflammatory affection of the larynx or trachea, accompanied by a hoarse, ringing cough and stridulous, difficult breathing; esp., such an affection when associated with the development of a false membrane in the air passages (also called membranous croup). See False croup, under False, and Diphtheria.
An illness caused by a viral infection in the area of a child's vocal cords. It is recognised by a tight, dry, harsh, "barking" cough. Croup generally lasts for five or six days and most commonly affects children aged under three.