- one of a pair of spiked iron frames, strapped to the shoe, leg, or knee, to help in climbing trees, telephone poles, etc.
Origin of climbing iron
First recorded in 1855–60
Also called climbing spur, spur.
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- spiked steel frames worn on the feet to assist in climbing trees, ice slopes, etc