Meaning of “crampon” in the English Dictionary

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"crampon" in British English

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cramponnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkræm.pɒn/ us /ˈkræm.pɑːn/

Examples from literature

  • Crampons go on your boots. 
  • If you are climbing high mountains, bring crampons. 
  • In front of us the slope fell for a mile or more down to the ice-cliffs, so wind-swept that we had to wear crampons to walk upon it. 
  • It delayed us on the march, when he had to have his crampon readjusted. 
  • It was so steep that the pony could only be led up and we had to put on crampons to grip the ice. 
  • Pulling the sledges in crampons was not at all difficult on the hard snow and on hard ice with patches of snow. 
  • We scrambled over and under, hanging on with our axes, and cutting steps where we could not find a foothold with our crampons. 

(Definition of “crampon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)