Stirrup

A stirrup is a light frame or ring that holds the foot of a rider, attached to the saddle by a strap, often called a stirrup leather. Stirrups are usually paired and are used to aid in mounting and as a support while using a riding animal (usually a horse or other equine, such as a mule). They greatly increase the rider`s ability to stay in the s....
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stirrup

(sturĀ“әp) stapes.
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stirrup

[n] - support consisting of metal loops into which rider`s feet go
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Stirrup

• (v. i.) Any piece resembling in shape the stirrup of a saddle, and used as a support, clamp, etc. See Bridle iron. • (v. i.) A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like, horizontal in one part for receiving the foot of a rider, and attached by a strap to the saddle, -- used to assist a person in mounting a horse, ...
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stirrup

stirrup iron noun support consisting of metal loops into which rider`s feet go
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Stirrup

Stir'rup noun [ Middle English stirop , Anglo-Saxon stigrāp ; stīgan to mount, ascend + rāp a rope; akin to German stegreif a stirrup. √164. See Sty , intransitive verb , and Rope .] 1. A kin...
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stirrup

1. A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like, horizontal in one part for receiving the foot of a rider, and attached by a strap to the saddle, used to assist a person in mounting a horse, and to enable him to sit steadily in riding, as well as to relieve him by supporting a part of the weight of the body. 'Our host upon his...
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Stirrup

A pair of devices attached to each side of a horse's saddle, in the form of a loop with a flat base to support the rider's foot.
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Stirrup

Bread made from flour, fat, and water. It was baked in a Dutch oven or on a stick placed over or near a fire.
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stirrup

either of a pair of light frames hung from the saddle attached to the back of an animal—usually a horse or pony. Stirrups are used to support a ... [4 related articles]
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Stirrup

Shear reinforcement in a flexural member.
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Stirrup

Stirrup was old slang for flog with a stirrup-leather or with a shoemaker's stirrup.
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stirrup

stirrup, foot support for the rider of a horse in mounting and while riding. It is a ring with a horizontal bar to receive the foot and is attached by a strap to the saddle. To avoid the danger of having a foot caught in a stirrup if the rider is thrown, large stirrups are often used; one of the use...
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Stirrup

Stirrup: The stapes, one of the three bones in the middle ear. See: Stapes.
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Stirrup

Stirrups are loops, or rings suspended from the saddle of a horse and used to support the rider's feet.
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Stirrup

The leather covered (in the western saddle) or metal (in the English saddle)
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stirrup

Type: Term Pronunciation: ster′ŭp, stir′ŭp Synonyms: stapes
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