Crampit

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crampit krăm"pĭt (Mil) See Crampet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crampit A cap of metal at the end of the scabbard of a sword; a chape.
    • n crampit A cramp-iron.
    • n crampit A piece of iron with small spikes in it, made to fit the sole of the shoe, for keeping the footing firm on ice or slippery ground.
    • n crampit In heraldry, the representation of the chape of a scabbard, used as a bearing.
    • n crampit An iron spike or bar driven or built into a wall to serve as a support for other parts or to bind the wall itself.
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Usage

In literature:

Why these pieces of tin are called "crampits" I can't tell you, unless it's just part of the fun.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 146., January 21, 1914" by Various
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