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.