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one of a pair of spiked iron frames, strapped to the shoe, leg, or knee, to help in climbing trees, telephone poles, etc. Also called climb′ing spur`, spur.
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|Noun||1.||climbing iron - an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing|
spike - sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"
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