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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

stirrup

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

[ˈstɪrəp] nétrier m
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stirrup

nSteigbügel m (also Anat)

stirrup

:
stirrup cup
nAbschiedstrunk m
stirrup pump
nHandspritze f
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stirrup

[ˈstɪrəp] nstaffa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

stirrup

n (anat, gyn, etc.) estribo
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References in periodicals archive ?
(1984) demonstrated an all-out cycling test with toe stirrups resulted in higher mechanical outputs.
(1984) Anaerobic testing using the Wingate and Evans-Quinney protocols with and without toe stirrups. Canadian Journal of Applied Sport Sciences 9, 1-5.
Further, Maud and Shultz (17) reported that the cycle ergometer they used was not equipped with toe stirrups. LaVoie, Dallaire, Brayne, and Barrett (16) demonstrated significantly higher results in peak power when toe stirrups were used with the WAnT.