Crampon definition

krămpŏn, -pən
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A spiked iron or steel framework attached to the bottom of a shoe or boot to prevent slipping when walking or climbing on ice and snow.
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Either of a pair of iron hooks for raising heavy weights.
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A hinged pair of curved iron bars for raising heavy objects, such as stones or timber.
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Either of a pair of spiked iron plates fastened on shoes to prevent slipping.
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An attachment to a shoe or boot that provides traction by means of spikes. Used for climbing or walking on slippery surfaces, especially ice.
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(botany) An aerial rootlet for support in climbing, as of ivy.
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(heraldry) A heraldic figure in the form of a bar bent at the ends into the form of a hook.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of crampon - crampoon

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
crampon
Plural:
crampons

Origin of crampon

  • Middle English from Old French of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition