a piece of iron with bent ends for holding together building stones or the like.
[kram-pon] /ˈkræm pɒn/ noun 1. a spiked iron plate worn on boots or shoes for aid in climbing or to prevent slipping on ice, snow, etc. 2. a device for grasping and lifting heavy loads, usually consisting of a pair of hooks suspended from a chain or cable, the upward pull on which provides tension […]
[kramp] /kræmp/ noun 1. . 2. a portable frame or tool with a movable part that can be screwed up to hold things together; clamp. 3. anything that confines or restrains. 4. a cramped state or part. verb (used with object) 5. to fasten or hold with a cramp. 6. to confine narrowly; restrict; restrain; […]
- Crampton test
Crampton test Cramp·ton test (krāmp’tən) n. A test for physical condition and resistance in which one’s pulse and blood pressure are recorded both in the recumbent and in the standing position, and the difference is graded from theoretical perfection (100) downward. High values indicate a good physical resistance, but low ones may indicate general weakness […]
[kram] /kræm/ verb (used with object), crammed, cramming. 1. to fill (something) by force with more than it can easily hold. 2. to force or stuff (usually followed by into, down, etc.). 3. to fill with or as with an excessive amount of food; overfeed. 4. Informal. 5. Archaic. to tell lies to. verb (used […]