- a strap of fabric or elastic at the bottom of a pair of pants, worn around and under the foot.
- stirrups, (used with a plural verb) close-fitting knit pants with such straps.
Origin of stirrup
OTHER WORDS FROM stirrupstir·rup·less, adjectivestir·rup·like, adjective
Words nearby stirrup
How to use stirrup in a sentence
I took my feet out of the stirrups and let the reins rest loosely on Molly’s neck.Navigating the World with a Terrible Sense of Direction|awise|July 12, 2021|Outside Online
But the jar threw my six-shooter where I couldn't reach it, and the carbine was jammed in the stirrup-leather on the wrong side.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
So while the lady rode ahead, Richard galloped stirrup to stirrup with the Spaniard.
Even our men grew silent, and the ring of sword on stirrup seemed too loud to be natural at last.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
Louis de Valmont had been half lifted from his saddle; one foot had lost its stirrup; but Longsword sat as a tower.
"There's another pistol shot if you move," cried Seth, with one foot in the stirrup.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner