- 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.
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Examples from the Web for 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.!Tention
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.Kim
Twice he nearly lost hold of the stirrup-leather and would have fallen; then at last became aware of slackening pace.John Ames, Native Commissioner