stirrup cup


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stirrup cup

n
(Hunting) a cup containing an alcoholic drink offered to a horseman ready to ride away
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stir′rup cup`


n.
farewell drink, esp. one offered to a rider already mounted for departure.
[1675–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stirrup cup - a farewell drink (especially one offered to a horseman ready to depart); usually alcoholic
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
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The crowds watched as dozens of riders rode through the town after receiving the traditional stirrup cup.
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They'd rather tallyho, drink a stirrup cup and break every bone in their body falling off horses than give the French the time of day.
It referred to the parting glass or stirrup cup given to a guest on leaving.
You'll want to come by Lorraine's Bistro for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner, and the Stirrup Cup Lounge is a great place to relax at the end of a busy day.
"I have been riding horses for 16 years and have two of my own, and I will be riding Luki tomorrow on his 13th birthday." This morning the riders will assemble from 9am in the Parade car park and move on to Barracks Square for stirrup cup drinks before setting off at 10.30am.
My immediate reaction was that it was the local hunt meeting up for the stirrup cup.
We are going back on 10th December for a trail ride that has been organised, over about 200 acres of land with lots of optional jumps and a stirrup cup at the end and a hog roast.
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