Meaning of crampon
Pronunciation: (kram'pon), [key]
- a spiked iron plate worn on boots or shoes for aid in climbing or to prevent slipping on ice, snow, etc.
- a device for grasping and lifting heavy loads, usually consisting of a pair of hooks suspended from a chain or cable, the upward pull on which provides tension for the hooks to grip the load on opposite sides.
- crampon (Thesaurus)