crampon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkræmpˌɑn/, /ˈkræmpən/

Noun[edit]

crampon (plural crampons)

  1. An attachment to a shoe or boot that provides traction by means of spikes. Used for climbing or walking on slippery surfaces, especially ice.
  2. (botany) An aerial rootlet for support in climbing, as of ivy.
  3. (heraldry) A heraldic figure in the form of a bar bent at the ends into the form of a hook

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French[edit]

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crampon m (plural crampons)

  1. cleat, crampon (a protrusion on the bottom of a shoe for better traction)
  2. spike
  3. clinger, hanger-on

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French crampon.

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crampon n

  1. square-headed spike used to fasten rails on sleepers / railroad ties
  2. cleat, a protrusion on the bottom of a shoe for better traction
  3. aerial root a climbing plant uses to affix itself to vertical support such as rocks or tree bark

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