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climbing iron

noun
1.
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 of climbing iron
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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