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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stir·rup /ˈstɝəp ||ˈstɪrəp ||ˈstʌrəp/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 stir·rup /ˈstɝəp , ˈstərəp/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stir·rup n.
 1. A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like, horizontal in one part for receiving the foot of a rider, and attached by a strap to the saddle, -- used to assist a person in mounting a horse, and to enable him to sit steadily in riding, as well as to relieve him by supporting a part of the weight of the body.
    Our host upon his stirpoes stood anon.   --Chaucer.
 2. Carp. & Mach. Any piece resembling in shape the stirrup of a saddle, and used as a support, clamp, etc. See Bridle iron.
 3. Naut. A rope secured to a yard, with a thimble in its lower end for supporting a footrope.
 Stirrup bone Anat., the stapes.
 Stirrup cup, a parting cup taken after mounting.
 Stirrup iron, an iron stirrup.
 Stirrup leather, or Stirrup strap, the strap which attaches a stirrup to the saddle. See Stirrup, 1.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: support consisting of metal loops into which rider's feet go
           [syn: stirrup iron]
      2: the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the
         incus to the cochlea [syn: stapes]