Stirrup leather
Stirrup Stir"rup, n. [OE. stirop, AS. stigr[=a]p; st[=i]gan to mount, ascend + r[=a]p a rope; akin to G. stegreif a stirrup. [root]164. See {Sty}, v. i., and {Rope}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Our host upon his stirpoes stood anon. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Carp. & Mach.) Any piece resembling in shape the stirrup of a saddle, and used as a support, clamp, etc. See {Bridle iron}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) A rope secured to a yard, with a thimble in its lower end for supporting a footrope. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

{Stirrup bone} (Anat.), the stapes.

{Stirrup cup}, a parting cup taken after mounting.

{Stirrup iron}, an iron stirrup.

{Stirrup leather}, or {Stirrup strap}, the strap which attaches a stirrup to the saddle. See {Stirrup}, 1. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stirrup leather — or stirrup strap n. a strap connecting a stirrup with the saddle …   English World dictionary

  • stirrup leather — noun or stirrup strap Etymology: stirrup leather from Middle English stirop lethir, from stirop stirrup + lethir, lether leather; stirrup strap from stirrup + strap : the strap suspending a stirrup see stock saddle illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • stirrup leather — the strap that holds the stirrup of a saddle. Also called stirrup strap. See diag. under saddle. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • stirrup leather — noun Date: 14th century the looped strap suspending a stirrup …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stirrup leather — /ˈstɪrəp lɛðə/ (say stiruhp ledhuh) noun the strap which holds the stirrup of a saddle …   Australian English dictionary

  • stirrup-leather — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stirrup — Stir rup, n. [OE. stirop, AS. stigr[=a]p; st[=i]gan to mount, ascend + r[=a]p a rope; akin to G. stegreif a stirrup. [root]164. See {Sty}, v. i., and {Rope}.] 1. A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like, horizontal in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stirrup bone — Stirrup Stir rup, n. [OE. stirop, AS. stigr[=a]p; st[=i]gan to mount, ascend + r[=a]p a rope; akin to G. stegreif a stirrup. [root]164. See {Sty}, v. i., and {Rope}.] 1. A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stirrup cup — Stirrup Stir rup, n. [OE. stirop, AS. stigr[=a]p; st[=i]gan to mount, ascend + r[=a]p a rope; akin to G. stegreif a stirrup. [root]164. See {Sty}, v. i., and {Rope}.] 1. A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stirrup iron — Stirrup Stir rup, n. [OE. stirop, AS. stigr[=a]p; st[=i]gan to mount, ascend + r[=a]p a rope; akin to G. stegreif a stirrup. [root]164. See {Sty}, v. i., and {Rope}.] 1. A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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