étrier

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From Middle French estrier, from Old French estrief, estreu ‎(a ring hanging on each side of the saddle supporting a rider's foot), from Old Frankish *streup ‎(buckle, stirrup), perhaps for Old Frankish *stigareip ‎(stirrup). Compare Old High German stegareif ‎(stirrup), Middle Dutch stegerep ‎(stirrup), Old English stīrāp, stiġrāp ‎(stirrup), Old Norse stigreip ‎(stirrup). See also étrivière. More at stirrup.

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étrier m ‎(plural étriers)

  1. (equestrian, medicine) stirrup
  2. (anatomy) stirrup bone, stapes
  3. (climbing) étrier (UK), stirrup (US)
  4. caliper (US), calliper (UK), the part of a brake

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