climbing iron

noun

Definition of climbing iron

: a steel framework with spikes attached that may be affixed to one's boots for climbing something (such as a pole or tree)

First Known Use of climbing iron

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Climbing iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/climbing%20iron. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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