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[kram-pon] /ˈkræm pɒn/

a spiked iron plate worn on boots or shoes for aid in climbing or to prevent slipping on ice, snow, etc.
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 for the hooks to grip the load on opposite sides.
one of a pair of pivoted steel levers used to lift heavy objects; grappling iron
(often pl) one of a pair of frames each with 10 or 12 metal spikes, strapped to boots for climbing or walking on ice or snow
to climb using crampons


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