- either of a pair of iron hooks for raising heavy weights
- either of a pair of spiked iron plates fastened on shoes to prevent slipping
Origin of cramponFrench from Frankish an unverified form krampo, iron hook; akin to cramp
- A hinged pair of curved iron bars for raising heavy objects, such as stones or timber.
- A framework of metal spikes strapped or clipped to the sole of a boot or shoe to prevent slipping when walking or climbing on ice and snow. Also called climbing iron .
Origin of cramponMiddle English from Old French of Germanic origin