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stir·rup

 (stûr′əp, stĭr′-)
n.
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.

[Middle English stirope, from Old English stīgrāp : stīgan, to mount; see steigh- in Indo-European roots + rāp, rope.]

stirrup

(ˈstɪrəp)
n
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-)

n.
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.
5. stapes.
6.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stirrup - support consisting of metal loops into which rider's feet gostirrup - 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
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
Translations

stirrup

[ˈstɪrəp]
A. N (on saddle) → estribo m
B. CPD stirrup cup Ncopa f del estribo
stirrup pump Nbomba f de mano

stirrup

[ˈstɪrəp] nétrier m

stirrup

nSteigbügel m (also Anat)

stirrup

:
stirrup cup
nAbschiedstrunk m
stirrup pump
nHandspritze f

stirrup

[ˈstɪrəp] nstaffa

stirrup

n (anat, gyn, etc.) estribo