stirrup(redirected from lithotomy stirrups)
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1. A flat-based loop or ring hung from either side of a horse's saddle to support the rider's foot in mounting and riding; a stirrup iron.
2. A part or device shaped like an inverted U in which something is supported, held, or fixed.
3. A rope on a ship that hangs from a yard and has an eye at the end through which a footrope is passed for support.
4. See stapes.
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) Also called: stirrup iron either of two metal loops on a riding saddle, with a flat footpiece through which a rider puts his foot for support. They are attached to the saddle by stirrup leathers
2. (Building) a U-shaped support or clamp made of metal, wood, leather, etc
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical one of a set of ropes fastened to a yard at one end and having a thimble at the other through which a footrope is rove for support
4. (Mountaineering) the usual US name for étrier
[Old English stigrāp, from stīg path, step (related to Old High German stīgan to move up) + rāp rope; related to Old Norse stigreip, Old High German stegareif]
stir•rup(ˈstɜr əp, ˈstɪr-, ˈstʌr-)
1. a loop, ring, or other contrivance suspended from the saddle of a horse to support the rider's foot.
2. any of various similar supports or clamps used for special purposes.
3. a short rope with an eye at the end hung from a yard to support a footrope.
4. (in reinforced-concrete constructions) a U-shaped or W-shaped bent rod for supporting longitudinal reinforcing rods.
a. a strap of fabric or elastic at the bottom of a pair of trousers, worn around and under the foot.
b. stirrups, (used with a pl. v.) close-fitting knit trousers with such straps.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English stigrāp (stige ascent + rāp rope), c. Old High German stegareif]
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|Noun||1.||stirrup - support consisting of metal loops into which rider's feet go|
saddle - a seat for the rider of a horse or camel
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
|2.||stirrup - the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea|
auditory ossicle - ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear
stirrup[ˈstɪrəp] n → étrier m
n → Steigbügel m (also Anat)
n → Abschiedstrunk m
n → Handspritze f