/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

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  • 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… …   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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