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crampon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crampon  \Cram"pon\  (kr[a^]m"p[o^]n),  n.  [F.  See  {Crampoons}.] 
  (Bot.) 
  An  a[eum]rial  rootlet  for  support  in  climbing,  as  of  ivy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crampon 
  n  1:  a  hinged  pair  of  curved  iron  bars;  used  to  raise  heavy 
  objects  [syn:  {crampoon}] 
  2:  an  iron  spike  attached  to  the  shoe  to  prevent  slipping  on 
  ice  when  walking  or  climbing  [syn:  {crampoon},  {climbing 
  iron},  {climber}] 




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