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From French crampon.


crampoon (plural crampoons)

  1. Alternative form of crampon (attachment for a shoe)
  2. A clutch formed of hooked pieces of iron, like double calipers, for raising stones, lumber, blocks of ice, etc.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for crampoon in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)