Referring to women's pants, a form of trousers commonly worn by women that includes a strap beneath the arch of the foot.
Origin of stirrup
Middle English stiropefrom Old English stīgrāpstīganto mountsteigh- in Indo-European roots rāprope
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English stirop, stirope, from Old English stiÄ¡rÄp (“stirrup"), a compound of stiÄ¡e ("ascent, descent, a going up or down"; related to stÄ«Ä¡an (“to climb")) and rÄp (“rope"), equivalent to sty +"Ž rope.
Stirrup Sentence Examples
They used no stirrup, but had both bridle and bit.
He lowered the stirrup and smiled.
Tucking a toe in the stirrup, she swung up into the saddle.
Having taken up the reins, the rider should stand at his horse's near (left) shoulder, facing towards the tail, and in that position hold the stirrup with his right hand for the reception of his left foot.
He placed a foot in the stirrup and grabbed the saddle horn.