Definition of crampon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkræmpɒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkræmpɑːn//
[usually plural]
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a metal plate with pointed pieces of metal underneath, worn on somebody’s shoes when they are walking or climbing on ice and snow Word OriginMiddle English referring to a grappling hook: from Old French, of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crampon