Definition of Climbing iron
1. Noun. An iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing.
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Literary usage of Climbing iron
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1. Nature's teachings: human invention anticipated by nature by John George Wood (1877)
"The cut represents the Climbing-iron of the right leg. By means of these instruments, a very large tree can be mounted, the irons being struck firmly into ..."
2. Mountaineering by Clinton Thomas Dent (1892)
"A good pattern of climbing iron is one made of the best steel, in two parts, hinged together under the arch of the foot and provided with ten spikes. ..."
3. Adventure Guide to Venice & the Veneto by Marissa Fabris (2005)
"... snowshoeing, ice climbing and off-trail skiing in winter, as well as free-climbing, iron-way trail climbs and orienteering in summer. ..."
4. The Sanitarian by Medico-Legal Society of New York (1903)
"... boiler making; mountain climbing; iron and steel industries; occupation diseases due to excessively repeated muscular actions; and miscellaneous trades, ..."