climbing iron


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climbing iron

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climb′ing i′ron


n.
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.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.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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From it he took a coil of the strongest and lightest rope, a hundred and fifty feet in length, with climbing irons, clamps, and other devices.
Lineman's climbing iron, as identified by Marlin O.
The paper described a winter hike that starts in Stefana but suggests bringing climbing irons, even when hiking in the lower parts of the mountain.