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el estribo
-the stirrup
See the entry for estribo.
él/ella/usted estribó
Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofestribar.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (equestrianism)
a. stirrup
El jinete apoyó su pie en el estribo para subirse al caballo.The rider put his foot on the stirrup to get on the horse.
2. (step in vehicle)
a. running board
La camioneta tiene un estribo para ayudarse a subir.The van has a running board to help you climb in.
b. footrest (in motorcycles)
El motociclista tenía el pie en el estribo mientras manejaba.The motorcyclist had his foot on the footrest while driving.
3. (mechanics)
a. brace
Un estribo mantenía unidas las partes de la rueda.A brace kept the parts of the wheel together.
4. (anatomy)
a. stirrup bone
El doctor le explicó al paciente que se había lastimado el estribo, pero que se recuperaría solo y no le afectaría al oído.The doctor explained to his patient that he had damaged his stirrup bone, but that it would heal on its own and his hearing would not be affected.
5. (architecture)
a. support
Se construyó un estribo para sostener la bóveda.A support was built to hold the vault.
b. buttress
El muro es muy resistente porque tiene un estribo.The wall is very resistant because it has a buttress.
6. (geography)
a. spur
Los escaladores accedieron a las montañas por el estribo.The climbers gained access to the mountains through the spur.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(used with "perder" to refer to someone losing control)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Nunca la había visto perder los estribos así.I'd never seen her fly off the handle like that.
Mi hermano pierde los estribos por cualquier cosa.My brother loses it over the slightest thing.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de montura)
a. stirrup
perder los estribosto fly off the handle
2. (de coche, tren)
a. step
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1 (pieza de apoyo) [de jinete] stirrup; [de moto] footrest
perder los estribos (enfadarse) to lose one's temper; blow one's top (familiar); (agitarse) to get hot under the collar
2 (en coche) running board
3 (Archit) [de edificio] buttress; [de puente] support
el puente solo tenía un estribo en cada extremo
4 (Técnica) brace
5 (Geografía) spur
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