Translation of stirrup in Spanish:

stirrup

Pronunciation: /ˈstərəp; ˈstɪrəp/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Riding] estribo (masculine)
    More example sentences
    • Will slid his foot up into the stirrup of the horse's saddle and prepared to pull himself up.
    • Other safety items are available that can be attached to reins, stirrups and martingales, as well as fluorescent saddlecloths and exercise rugs.
    • She smirked as he rose to a seat with the help of his horse and the saddle stirrup.
    1.2 [Anatomy/Anatomía] estribo (masculine)
    More example sentences
    • There they became the anvil and the hammer, minute bones that transmit sound from the eardrum to the stirrup bone and, ultimately, to the inner ear.
    • The stirrup bone exerts pressure at the oval window of the inner ear, further increasing the sound energy up to fifteen times.
    • Reptiles have a single ear ossicle, the stapes or stirrup bone.

Definition of stirrup in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day sigla
f
abbreviation …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.