climbing irons

plural noun

  1. spiked steel frames worn on the feet to assist in climbing trees, ice slopes, etc

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Bickerton improvized a pair of climbing irons, and, after some preliminary practice, ascended in fine style.

He saw that Martin and Tom were busy with the climbing-irons, and couldn't resist the temptation of hoaxing.

If no nails are worn, climbing irons can be carried to strap on to the boot for walking on icy places.

This gives a perfectly firm support for the skis and answers the purpose of climbing-irons.

“Climbing-irons,” or “crampons,” were also to make, no New York dealer being able to supply them.


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