Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of ascender.

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Examples

  • Then, with the help of handgrips called ascenders, he made his way along a series of guide ropes until he was hovering right over the skeleton.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • + Of vertical lines called ascenders when they extend above the line, and tails when they are prolonged below it;

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • It will be noticed in the diagram that the "ascenders" of the smaller letters rise about three squares to their extreme top points above the body of the letter; that the body of each letter is inclosed in a square that is three units high, and that the "descenders" fall but two squares below the letter body.

    Letters and Lettering A Treatise With 200 Examples

  • Newer models have heel-lifters, called "ascenders", that flip up to facilitate hill climbing.

    CIVITATENSIS

  • At the top of each pitch, he pulled up the slack in the rope, fixed it to the anchor and started climbing again, while I used mechanical ascenders to get to the station and put him on belay as fast as I could.

    The Nose in a Day

  • Jumaring, or climbing fixed lines with mechanical ascenders, is another Big Wall skill you need to master to efficiently aid climb—one I was still figuring out.

    Training for the Big Wall

  • Ted Mouths Off: NHL descenders and ascenders - USATODAY. com

    Ted Mouths Off: NHL descenders and ascenders

  • They have no sense of proportion; they think they're all ascenders and no descenders.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

  • Xopher: they think they're all ascenders and no descenders.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

  • This was real flying, better than airships or ascenders or hot-air balloons, like an eagle zooming down toward its prey.

    LEVIATHAN

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