The metal loop of a stirrup, in which the rider’s foot rests.
More example sentences
- He was challenging aboard 4-5 favourite Vanormix in the Steel Plate Trial Juvenile Novices' Hurdle when his right foot slipped out of the stirrup iron after the final flight.
- He was accidentally unseated on his way to the winner's circle after losing a stirrup iron after Chateau Istana spooked at a camera car, but remained unscathed and was complimentary of the winning performance.
- As he swung his leg over to dismount the horse stepped away and left him hopping on one foot with the other caught in the stirrup iron.
Definition of stirrup iron in:
- The US English dictionary