climbing iron

climbing iron
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈklaɪmɪŋ ˈaɪ ərn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈklaɪmɪŋ ˈaɪ ərn/

Definitions of climbing iron words

  • noun climbing iron either of a pair of metal frames with spikes that may be strapped over footgear, on the inside of the leg to aid in climbing trees, public utility poles, etc. 3
  • noun climbing iron one of a pair of spiked iron frames, strapped to the shoe, leg, or knee, to help in climbing trees, telephone poles, etc. 1

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Origin of climbing iron

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60

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climbing iron popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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