Synonyms and related words:
Eustachian tube, anvil, auditory apparatus, auditory canal, auditory meatus, auditory nerve, auditory ossicles, auditory tube, auricle, basilar membrane, bellyband, bony labyrinth, cauliflower ear, cinch, cochlea, conch, concha, drumhead, ear, ear lobe, eardrum, endolymph, external ear, girt, girth, hammer, horn, incus, inner ear, jockey, lobe, lobule, lug, malleus, mastoid process, middle ear, organ of Corti, outer ear, oval window, perilymph, pinna, pommel, round window, secondary eardrum, semicircular canals, shell, stapes, surcingle, tympanic cavity, tympanic membrane, tympanum, vestibule

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  • Stirrup — Stir rup, n. [OE. stirop, AS. stigr[=a]p; st[=i]gan to mount, ascend + r[=a]p a rope; akin to G. stegreif a stirrup. [root]164. See {Sty}, v. i., and {Rope}.] 1. A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like, horizontal in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stirrup — O.E. stigrap, lit. climbing rope, from stige a climbing, ascent (from P.Gmc. *stigaz climbing; see STAIR (Cf. stair)) + rap (see ROPE (Cf. rope)). Originally a looped rope as a help for mounting. Gmc. cognates include O.N. stigreip, O.H.G.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stirrup — [stʉr′əp, stir′əp] n. [ME stirop < OE stigrap, akin to Ger stegreif: for IE bases see STILE2 & ROPE] 1. a ring with a flat bottom hung by a strap, usually on each side of a saddle and used as a footrest in mounting and riding 2. any of various …   English World dictionary

  • stirrup — ► NOUN 1) each of a pair of devices attached at either side of a horse s saddle, in the form of a loop with a flat base to support the rider s foot. 2) (also lithotomy stirrups) a pair of metal supports for the ankles used during gynaecological… …   English terms dictionary

  • Stirrup — For the bone, see stapes. For other uses of the word stirrup, see Stirrup (disambiguation). The stirrup is a ring with a flat bottom fixed on a leather strap, usually hung from each side of a saddle by an adjustable strap to create a footrest for …   Wikipedia

  • stirrup — noun VERB + STIRRUP ▪ adjust ▪ rise in, stand in, stand up in ▪ She stood up in her stirrups to see where the others had gone. STIRRUP + NOUN ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • stirrup — n. 1 each of a pair of devices attached to each side of a horse s saddle, in the form of a loop with a flat base to support the rider s foot. 2 (attrib.) having the shape of a stirrup. 3 (in full stirrup bone) = STAPES. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stirrup — This very unusual surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. Firstly, it may be from a metonymic occupational name for a maker of stirrup irons or stirrup leathers (or both), derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century… …   Surnames reference

  • stirrup — Bridle iron Bri dle i ron (Arch.) A strong flat bar of iron, so bent as to support, as in a stirrup, one end of a floor timber, etc., where no sufficient bearing can be had; called also {stirrup} and {hanger}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stirrup — noun Etymology: Middle English stirop, from Old English stigrāp, from stig (akin to Old High German stīgan to go up) + rāp rope more at stair, rope Date: before 12th century 1. either of a pair of small light frames or rings for receiving the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stirrup — UK [ˈstɪrəp] / US noun [countable] Word forms stirrup : singular stirrup plural stirrups 1) a metal object that supports your foot when you ride a horse 2) a thing that is used for supporting your foot, for example when giving birth 3) a band of… …   English dictionary

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