climbing iron


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climbing iron

n.

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.
Climbing irons shall not be used on any tree unless the City has determined that the tree must be removed.
He could not even get to the point where you have to put on climbing irons," Miura said.