- a small hand pump held steady by a stirruplike foot bracket, often used in firefighting.
Origin of stirrup pump
First recorded in 1935–40
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- a hand-operated vertical reciprocating pump, such as one used in fire-fighting, etc, in which the base of the cylinder is placed in a bucket of water
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