climbing-spur

climbing iron

noun
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 climbing spur, spur.


Origin:
1855–60

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climbing iron

noun
an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing [syn: crampon
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