Crampoons
Crampoons Cram*poons" (kr[a^]m*p[=oo]nz"), n. pl. [F. crampon, fr. OHG. chramph crooked; akin to G. krampf cramp. See {Cramp},n., and cf. {Crampon}.] 1. A clutch formed of hooked pieces of iron, like double calipers, for raising stones, lumber, blocks of ice, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. Iron instruments with sharp points, worn on the shoes to assist in gaining or keeping a foothold. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Crampet — Cram pet (kr?m p?t), n. [See {Cramp},n.] 1. (Mil.) A cramp iron or cramp ring; a chape, as of a scabbard. [Written also {crampit} and {crampette}.] [1913 Webster] 2. One of the plates of iron, with attached spikes, forming a pair of crampoons;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crampette — Crampet Cram pet (kr?m p?t), n. [See {Cramp},n.] 1. (Mil.) A cramp iron or cramp ring; a chape, as of a scabbard. [Written also {crampit} and {crampette}.] [1913 Webster] 2. One of the plates of iron, with attached spikes, forming a pair of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crampit — Crampet Cram pet (kr?m p?t), n. [See {Cramp},n.] 1. (Mil.) A cramp iron or cramp ring; a chape, as of a scabbard. [Written also {crampit} and {crampette}.] [1913 Webster] 2. One of the plates of iron, with attached spikes, forming a pair of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Cramponee — Cram po*nee (kr[a^]m p? n? ), a. [F. cramponn[ e]. See {Crampoons}.] (Her.) Having a cramp or square piece at the end; said of a cross so furnished. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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