Definition of Climbing iron

1. Noun. An iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing.

Exact synonyms: Climber, Crampon, Crampoon
Generic synonyms: Spike
Derivative terms: Climb

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Climbing Iron

climbing bird's nest fern
climbing bittersweet
climbing bolt
climbing boneset
climbing corydalis
climbing fern
climbing fibres
climbing frame
climbing frames
climbing fumitory
climbing hemp-vine
climbing hempweed
climbing hydrangea
climbing iron (current term)
climbing lily
climbing maidenhair
climbing maidenhair fern
climbing nightshade
climbing nightshades
climbing onion
climbing perch
climbing salamander
climbing the walls
climbing wall
climbs the walls

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, ..."

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