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stirrup British & World English

Each of a pair of devices attached to each side of a horse’s saddle, in the form of a loop with a flat base to support the rider’s foot

stirrup cup British & World English

A cup of wine or other alcoholic drink offered to a person on horseback who is about to depart on a journey

stirrup iron British & World English

The metal loop of a stirrup, in which the rider’s foot rests

stirrup pants British & World English

A pair of women’s stretch trousers having a band of elastic at the bottom of each leg which passes under the arch of the foot

stirrup pump British & World English

A portable hand-operated water pump with a footrest resembling a stirrup, used to extinguish small fires

stirrup leather British & World English

The strap attaching a stirrup iron to a saddle

stirrups in stirrup British & World English

A pair of metal supports in which a woman’s ankles may be placed during gynaecological examinations and childbirth, to hold her legs in a position which will facilitate medical examination or intervention