cram|pon «KRAM puhn», noun.
1. a strong iron bar with one or more hooks at one end, used to grip heavy things, for lifting; grapnel; grappling iron.
2. a spiked iron plate on a shoe to prevent slipping, used in logging or mountain climbing.
[< French crampon < unrecorded Frankish krampo iron hook]

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  • cram·pon — /ˈkræmˌpɑːn/ noun, pl pons [count] : 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 usually plural a pair of crampons …   Useful english dictionary

  • cram — cram·a·sie; cram·ber·ry; cram·bi·dae; cram·ble; cram·bling; cram·bo; cram·bus; cram·mer; cram·pon; cram·pon·née; cyn·o·cram·ba·ce·ae; cyn·o·cram·be; cram; cram·be; cram·bid; cram·oi·sie; cram·a·sy; cram·mel; cram·po·née; cram·poon;… …   English syllables

  • pon — an·thro·pon·y·my; ar·a·pon·ga; ca·pon·ette; ca·pon·i·za·tion; ca·pon·ize; ca·pon·iz·er; car·dio·car·pon; cha·pon; chu·pon; cin·cho·loi·pon; cis·pon·tine; cou·pon; cou·pon·less; cram·pon; cram·pon·née; cre·pon; crou·pon; dip·lo·car·pon;… …   English syllables

  • crampon — cram·pon …   English syllables

  • crampon — cram•pon [[t]ˈkræm pɒn[/t]] also cram•poon [[t]kræmˈpun[/t]] n. 1) spo a spiked iron plate worn on boots or shoes for aid in climbing or to prevent slipping on ice, snow, etc 2) bui a grapnel attached to a chain or cable, used esp. for lifting… …   From formal English to slang

  • crampon — cram|pon [ˈkræmpɔn US pa:n] n [C usually plural] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Low German krampe; CRAMP2] a piece of metal with sharp points that mountain climbers fasten under their boots to stop them slipping on ice or snow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crampon — cram|pon [ kræm,pan ] noun count a piece of metal with sharp points that you put on your boots for climbing on snow or ice …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cramponnée — cram·pon·née …   English syllables

  • née — bor·née; bot·o·née; bour·don·née; cram·pon·née; don·née; mou·ton·née; née; bot·on·née; com·po·née; cram·po·née; mat·i·née; …   English syllables

  • Crampon — Cram pon (kr[a^]m p[o^]n), n. [F. See {Crampoons}.] 1. (Bot.) An a[eum]rial rootlet for support in climbing, as of ivy. [1913 Webster] 2. a device with pointed metal projections worn over the shoes to provide traction when walking over ice, or in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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