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noun
farewell drink, especially one offered to a rider already mounted for departure.
an ornamental cup or bowl for such a drink.
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Origin of stirrup cup

First recorded in 1675–85
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stirrup cup

noun
a cup containing an alcoholic drink offered to a horseman ready to ride away
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