from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bar, usually of iron, with right-angle bends at both ends, used for permanently holding together stones, timber, and other materials used in building.
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- n. An iron bar, bent at right angles at each end, used to hold masonry together
- n. An arrangement of iron wedges inserted into a cavity to lift heavy stones; a lewis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See cramp, n., 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together
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