crampon

noun
cram·​pon | \ ˈkram-ˌpän How to pronounce crampon (audio) \

Definition of crampon

1 : a hooked clutch or dog for raising heavy objects usually used in plural
2 : a climbing iron used especially on ice and snow in mountaineering usually used in plural

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First Known Use of crampon

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crampon

Middle English, from Middle French crampon, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch crampe

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crampon

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English Language Learners Definition of crampon

: a piece of metal with sharp points on the bottom that is worn by mountain climbers on the bottom of boots to make it easier to walk on ice and snow

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