Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLAMPET, Clampit, n. Cf. Clamp, n.4, and Crampet. Not known to our correspondents.

1. “A piece of iron worn on the fore-part of the sole of a shoe, for fencing it” (Rxb. 1825 Jam.2); “a large iron toe-piece” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).

2. “A piece of iron worn on the shoes for walking upon ice” (Rxb. 1898 E.D.D.).

3. “One patch over another” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., clampit).

[O.Sc. has clampat, clampet, the piece of metal covering the tip of a bellows or scabbard, 17th cent. (D.O.S.T.).]

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