stirrup leather



the strap that holds the stirrup of a saddle.

Origin of stirrup leather

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
Also called stirrup strap. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stirrup leather

Historical Examples of stirrup leather

  • Tie the rascal to your stirrup-leather, Juan, and let us be moving.

    Roger the Bold

    F. S. Brereton

  • Thus did Ardassan Ougli speak, after receiving the stirrup-leather from one of his masters.

  • And Punch limped painfully to the side of the second dragoon, while Pen took hold of the stirrup-leather of the first.


    George Manville Fenn

  • Even the pony felt the good influence and almost broke into a trot as Kim laid a hand on the stirrup-leather.


    Rudyard Kipling

  • Twice he nearly lost hold of the stirrup-leather and would have fallen; then at last became aware of slackening pace.