Definitions for cramponˈkræm pɒn; kræmˈpun

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cram•ponˈkræm pɒn; kræmˈpun(n.)

also cram•poon

  1. a spiked iron plate worn on boots or shoes for aid in climbing or to prevent slipping on ice, snow, etc.

    Category: Sport

  2. a grapnel attached to a chain or cable, used esp. for lifting blocks of stone.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of crampon:

1275–1325; ME < OF < Frankish *krampo, c. OHG krampfo, MD crampe; see cramp2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crampon, crampoon(noun)

    a hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects

  2. crampon, crampoon, climbing iron, climber(noun)

    an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing


  1. crampon(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.

  2. crampon(Noun)

    An aerial rootlet for support in climbing, as of ivy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crampon(noun)

    an a/rial rootlet for support in climbing, as of ivy

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a U-shaped type of nail.

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