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  • n. Alternative form of crampon. (attachment for a shoe)
  • n. A clutch formed of hooked pieces of iron, like double calipers, for raising stones, lumber, blocks of ice, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See crampon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing
  • n. a hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects


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