Definition of etrier in English:


Pronunciation /ˌātrēˈā/ /ˌeɪtriˈeɪ/ /ˈātrēˌā/ /ˈeɪtriˌeɪ/


  • A short rope ladder with a few rungs of wood or metal.

    ‘Thanks to some well-rigged safety lines and etriers, and some coaching from my teammates, I was able to negotiate the series without problem and reach the rope for the thirty-foot climb up into the Bratwurst Passage.’
    • ‘We'd a tiny hammer for setting stud bolts, a drill and massive battery brought in with considerable effort, and a set of etriers.’


1950s from French étrier ‘stirrup’.