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stirrup cup definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a farewell drink (especially one offered to a horseman ready to depart); usually alcoholic

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1681 1. a small serving of drink (as wine) taken by a rider about to depart; also the vessel in which it is served 2. a farewell cup

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 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. --Totten. 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.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A parting cup or glass, drank on horseback by the person taking leave.

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