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stirrup leather

the strap that holds the stirrup of a saddle.
Also called stirrup strap.
Origin of stirrup leather
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Let us tie him by the wrist to my stirrup leather, Aylward, and we will lead him into Guildford.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Boche flinches as though he had received a cut from a stirrup leather.

  • Then Drumsheugh stood close in to the saddle, and adjusted a stirrup leather.

  • “Let me hold on to the stirrup leather, Sellon,” said Renshaw.

    Renshaw Fanning's Quest Bertram Mitford
  • His hands were strapped in front of him with a stirrup leather, and his head was bare.

    Graham of Claverhouse Ian Maclaren
  • She turned her face away and busied herself with a stirrup leather.

    Mavericks William MacLeod Raine
  • Thrusting the short-barreled rifle into its scabbard beneath the stirrup leather, he mounted and rode rapidly away.

    Hidden Gold Wilder Anthony
  • This time, Hyrum rode and Joseph walked by his side, holding himself up by the stirrup leather.

  • The offside flap had been torn off, so had both stirrup-irons, the stirrup leather remained.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
  • But when the Jock comes to steeplechasing, he lengthens his stirrup leather and rides like a man.

    Riding and Driving Edward L. Anderson

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