Cramp iron
Cramp iron \Cramp" i`ron\ (?`rn). See {Cramp}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]

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  • cramp-iron — crampˈ iron noun A piece of metal bent at both ends for binding things together • • • Main Entry: ↑cramp …   Useful english dictionary

  • cramp iron — noun a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together • Syn: ↑cramp • Derivationally related forms: ↑cramp (for: ↑cramp) • Hypernyms: ↑strip, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cramp iron — /ˈkræmp aɪən/ (say kramp uyuhn) noun a cramp, or piece of iron with bent ends, for holding together pieces of stone, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • cramp iron — noun a) An iron bar, bent at right angles at each end, used to hold masonry together b) An arrangement of iron wedges inserted into a cavity to lift heavy stones; a lewis …   Wiktionary

  • cramp-iron — n. Cramp …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cramp iron — a piece of iron with bent ends for holding together building stones or the like. [1555 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cramp — (kr[a^]mp), n. [OE. crampe, craumpe; akin to D. & Sw. kramp, Dan. krampe, G. krampf (whence F. crampe), Icel. krappr strait, narrow, and to E. crimp, crumple; cf. cram. See {Grape}.] 1. That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cramp bone — Cramp Cramp (kr[a^]mp), n. [OE. crampe, craumpe; akin to D. & Sw. kramp, Dan. krampe, G. krampf (whence F. crampe), Icel. krappr strait, narrow, and to E. crimp, crumple; cf. cram. See {Grape}.] 1. That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cramp ring — Cramp Cramp (kr[a^]mp), n. [OE. crampe, craumpe; akin to D. & Sw. kramp, Dan. krampe, G. krampf (whence F. crampe), Icel. krappr strait, narrow, and to E. crimp, crumple; cf. cram. See {Grape}.] 1. That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cramp — ► NOUN 1) painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles. 2) a tool for clamping two objects together. 3) (also cramp iron) a metal bar with bent ends for holding masonry together. ► VERB 1) restrict or inhibit the development of. 2)… …   English terms dictionary

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