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stirrup leather

noun
1.
the strap that holds the stirrup of a saddle.
Also called stirrup strap.
Origin of stirrup leather
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • One of the bullets flew close by his head, and the other actually struck and severed his stirrup leather without touching him.

    With Rifle and Bayonet F.S. Brereton
  • Let us tie him by the wrist to my stirrup leather, Aylward, and we will lead him into Guildford.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The offside flap had been torn off, so had both stirrup-irons, the stirrup leather remained.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
  • The Boche flinches as though he had received a cut from a stirrup leather.

  • She huskily whispered for him to hand over her rifle and grasp the stirrup leather.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Thrusting the short-barreled rifle into its scabbard beneath the stirrup leather, he mounted and rode rapidly away.

    Hidden Gold Wilder Anthony
  • “Let me hold on to the stirrup leather, Sellon,” said Renshaw.

    Renshaw Fanning's Quest Bertram Mitford
  • This time, Hyrum rode and Joseph walked by his side, holding himself up by the stirrup leather.

  • Then Drumsheugh stood close in to the saddle, and adjusted a stirrup leather.

  • But this can only be done when the stirrup leather buckles over the off flap, which is not usual.

    How Women Should Ride C. De Hurst

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