Definition of Crampon

1. Noun. A hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects.

Exact synonyms: Crampoon
Generic synonyms: Grapnel, Grapple, Grappler, Grappling Hook, Grappling Iron



2. Noun. An iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing.
Exact synonyms: Climber, Climbing Iron, Crampoon
Generic synonyms: Spike
Derivative terms: Climb

Definition of Crampon

1. n. An aërial rootlet for support in climbing, as of ivy.

Definition of Crampon

1. Noun. An attachment to a shoe or boot that provides traction by means of spikes. Used for climbing or walking on slippery surfaces, especially ice. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) An aerial rootlet for support in climbing, as of ivy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crampon

1. a device for raising heavy objects [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crampon

cramp iron
cramp someone's style
crampbark
cramped
crampedness
crampet
crampets
crampfish
crampfishes
crampier
crampiest
crampiness
cramping
crampit
crampits
crampon (current term)
cramponee
crampons
crampoon
crampoons
cramps
crampy
crams
cran
cran-
cranachan
cranachans
cranage
cranages
cranapple

Literary usage of Crampon

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1. The American Veterinary Journal (1858)
""THE crampon." In winter, when the streets are slippery in the extreme. and horses are continually endangering the lives of those whom they are drawing or ..."

2. The Metropolitan (1844)
"crampon nodded his head in token of assent, and both remained motionless and completely silent. As L'Esperon had foreseen, an hour passed away before the ..."

3. The American Veterinary Journal (1858)
""THE crampon." In winter, when the streets are slippery in the extreme. and horses are continually endangering the lives of those whom they are drawing or ..."

4. The Metropolitan (1844)
"crampon nodded his head in token of assent, and both remained motionless and completely silent. As L'Esperon had foreseen, an hour passed away before the ..."

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