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stirrup cup

noun
1.
farewell drink, especially one offered to a rider already mounted for departure.
2.
an ornamental cup or bowl for such a drink.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85
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British Dictionary definitions for stirrup-cup

stirrup cup

noun
1.
a cup containing an alcoholic drink offered to a horseman ready to ride away
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stirrup cup

originally a drink offered to a man mounted on horseback and about to depart for the hunt; now, the drinking vessel itself. Commonly connected with hunting, many of the cups are made of silver and engraved with mottoes taken from the chase. They are usually in the form of a fox's head or, more rarely, the head of a greyhound or hare.

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