What does the word stirrup mean?

Usage examples for stirrup

  1. Billy allowed him to try, since he saw that the horse was now over his fright, but he mounted his own horse first and rode alongside, after he had the stirrup fixed. – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  2. I felt something go; it was my left stirrup leather. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  3. " I'd just stuck my toe in the stirrup, when down comes the fog like a wet blanket on everything. – The Happy Family by Bertha Muzzy Bower