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cram·pon

 (krăm′pŏn′, -pən)
n. often crampons
1. A hinged pair of curved iron bars for raising heavy objects, such as stones or timber.
2. A framework of metal spikes strapped or clipped to the sole of a boot or shoe to prevent slipping when walking or climbing on ice and snow. Also called climbing iron.

[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]

crampon

(ˈkræmpən)
n
1. (Tools) one of a pair of pivoted steel levers used to lift heavy objects; grappling iron
2. (Mountaineering) (often plural) one of a pair of frames each with 10 or 12 metal spikes, strapped to boots for climbing or walking on ice or snow
vb
(Mountaineering) to climb using crampons
[C15: from French, from Middle Dutch crampe hook; see cramp2]

cram•pon

(ˈkræm pɒn)

also cram•poon

(kræmˈpun)

n.
1. a spiked iron plate worn on boots or shoes for aid in climbing or to prevent slipping on ice, snow, etc.
2. a grapnel attached to a chain or cable, used esp. for lifting blocks of stone.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French < Frankish *krampo, c. Old High German krampfo, Middle Dutch crampe; see cramp2]

crampon


Past participle: cramponed
Gerund: cramponing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am cramponing
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Present Perfect
I have cramponed
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Past Continuous
I was cramponing
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Past Perfect
I had cramponed
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Future
I will crampon
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Future Perfect
I will have cramponed
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Future Continuous
I will be cramponing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cramponing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cramponing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cramponing
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Conditional
I would crampon
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crampon - a hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects
grapnel, grapple, grappling hook, grappling iron, grappler - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
2.crampon - 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"
Translations

crampon

[ˈkræmpən] Ngarfio m (Mountaineering) → crampón m

crampon

[ˈkræmpɒn] ncrampon m

crampon

nSteigeisen nt

crampon

[ˈkræmpən] n (Mountaineering) → rampone m
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