stirrup pump


: a portable hand pump held in position by a foot bracket and used for throwing a jet or spray of liquid

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stirrup pump was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Stirrup pump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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