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Definition of Stirrup

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.
  2. Any piece resembling in shape the stirrup of a saddle, and used as a support, clamp, etc. See Bridle iron.
  3. A rope secured to a yard, with a thimble in its lower end for supporting a footrope.

Stirrup Translations

stirrup in Spanish is estribo
stirrup in Swedish is stigbygel
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