- 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
Related formsstir·rup·less, adjectivestir·rup·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for stirrup
The buckskin was gone, and the saddle was not hanging by its stirrup from its accustomed limb-stub.The Gold Girl|James B. Hendryx
Insert your toe in the stirrup, just as it hangs, using your right hand if necessary.Patroclus and Penelope|Theodore Ayrault Dodge
Jardine held the stirrup, she seized the bridle, set her mouth and started the horse.Northwest!|Harold Bindloss
This time, Hyrum rode and Joseph walked by his side, holding himself up by the stirrup leather.History of the Prophet Joseph by His Mother|Lucy Smith
“Stand thou at my stirrup, Calverley,” said York to his squire.The White Rose of Langley|Emily Sarah Holt