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stirrup
American English: /ˈstɪrəp/
British English: /ˈstɪrəp/

Translation of stirrup in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (Riding)
    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)
    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.

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