a piece of iron with bent ends for holding together building stones or the like.
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Origin of cramp iron
First recorded in 1555–65
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Example sentences from the Web for cramp iron
Over each cell a cramp-iron was fixed, wherewith to lock-up the prisoners like ferocious dogs.