Stirrup-iron

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stirrup-iron the ring of iron attached to the stirrup-leather to receive the foot
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stigerápstígan, to mount, ráp, a rope.

Usage

In literature:

Price, rising in his stirrups and brandishing his whip, flogged Nana with an arm of iron.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
All the bits and stirrup-irons like silver.
"Robbery Under Arms" by Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
The steady clip-crop of hoofs and clinking of iron stirrups broke the morning quiet.
"The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey
My left arm was tied with a thong which was fastened to the stirrup-iron of a sergeant of Dragoons.
"The Adventures of Gerard" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The cold iron stirrups froze and cut the hunter's bootless feet.
"The Last of the Plainsmen" by Zane Grey
Cross-bows, stirrups, spurs, horse-furniture, reduced to scrap-iron, furnished axes, hammers, saws and nails.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
They used to say that the horses needed all the care; bits and stirrup-irons did not matter.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
I gave it a few more blows with my stirrup iron, and then getting out my knife cut its throat.
"Adventures in Australia" by W.H.G. Kingston
The saddles had high peaks before and behind, and the stirrup-irons were in the shape of a fire-shovel.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Back to the horse, to be again assailed by Number Two for not having obeyed the order about the bridoon and stirrup-irons.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
We had some iron wire, with which he formed a bit, as also a stirrup.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
He shifted his feet in the stirrups to secure a firmer grip of the irons.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
I managed to keep the stirrup iron hanging on to my foot with the end of the leather trailing on the ground as we galloped on.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
The sabres clanking against stirrup-irons proclaimed it a cavalry troop.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
Hil seeing her chance leapt into the saddle, grasped the reins, and fixed her feet in the stirrup-irons in an instant.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
The offside flap had been torn off, so had both stirrup-irons, the stirrup leather remained.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
Keep your feet under those iron straps; they're the stirrups, Lord Victor.
"The Three Sapphires" by W. A. Fraser
Claverton knew better than to hesitate, and, rushing at his adversary, dealt him a violent blow on the leg with the stirrup-iron.
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
Hank leaned from his saddle and pointed to a spot on one of the trees about the height of his stirrup iron.
"A Boy of the Dominion" by F. S. Brereton
It is attached to the top of the mast by an iron stirrup made by a blacksmith.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
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