Definition of Crampoon

1. Noun. A hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects.

Exact synonyms: Crampon
Generic synonyms: Grapnel, Grapple, Grappler, Grappling Hook, Grappling Iron



2. Noun. An iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing.
Exact synonyms: Climber, Climbing Iron, Crampon
Generic synonyms: Spike
Derivative terms: Climb

Definition of Crampoon

1. Noun. (alternative form of crampon) (attachment for a shoe) ¹

2. Noun. A clutch formed of hooked pieces of iron, like double calipers, for raising stones, lumber, blocks of ice, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crampoon

1. crampon [n -S] - See also: crampon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crampoon

cramped
crampedness
crampet
crampets
crampfish
crampfishes
crampier
crampiest
crampiness
cramping
crampit
crampits
crampon
cramponee
crampons
crampoon (current term)
crampoons
cramps
crampy
crams
cran
cran-
cranachan
cranachans
cranage
cranages
cranapple
cranberries
cranberry
cranberry bush

Literary usage of Crampoon

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1. Dictionary of Hard Words by Robert Morris Pierce (1910)
"... boat [plural crafts and, in the sense of ships collectivly, craft] kua:ft, kua:ft, kxa:ft. crampon n. grappling-iron [synonymous cognate crampoon] ..."

2. The Empire and the Century: A Series of Essays on Imperial Problems and by Charles Sydney Goldman, Rudyard Kipling (1905)
"... eg, to India, is 2s., the actual cost to the merchant is only ^ of Id. per word. For instance, the five code words, crampoon, Acacia, Spring, ..."

3. The Elements of Heraldry: Containing an Explanation of the Principles of the by William Henry Whitmore (1866)
"COWARD, Cowed or Gone: said of a beast having his tail hanging between his legs, and usually bent over his back. CRAMP, or crampoon : a piece of iron bent ..."

4. Dictionary of Hard Words by Robert Morris Pierce (1910)
"... boat [plural crafts and, in the sense of ships collectivly, craft] kua:ft, kua:ft, kxa:ft. crampon n. grappling-iron [synonymous cognate crampoon] ..."

5. The Empire and the Century: A Series of Essays on Imperial Problems and by Charles Sydney Goldman, Rudyard Kipling (1905)
"... eg, to India, is 2s., the actual cost to the merchant is only ^ of Id. per word. For instance, the five code words, crampoon, Acacia, Spring, ..."

6. The Elements of Heraldry: Containing an Explanation of the Principles of the by William Henry Whitmore (1866)
"COWARD, Cowed or Gone: said of a beast having his tail hanging between his legs, and usually bent over his back. CRAMP, or crampoon : a piece of iron bent ..."

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