Definition of stirrup noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstɪrəp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪrəp//
Equine sports
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one of the metal rings that hang down on each side of a horse’s saddle, used to support the rider’s foot Wordfinderbridle, gallop, harness, horse, paddock, rein, stable, stirrup, tack, thoroughbred See related entries: Equine sports Word OriginOld English stigrāp, from the Germanic base of obsolete sty ‘climb’ + rope.Extra examples He put his feet in the stirrups. She had to lengthen her stirrup leathers. She stood up in her stirrups to see where the others had gone.
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