prusik

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prus·ik

(prŭs′ək)
n.
1. A knot used to attach a loop of rope to a fixed, larger-diameter rope in such a way that the loop slides freely along the larger rope when not under load but binds up when a load is applied.
2. A loop featuring such a knot.

[After Karl Prusik (1896-1961), Austrian mountaineer who introduced the knot.]

prusik

(ˈprʌsɪk)
n
(Mountaineering) Also: prusik knot a sliding knot that locks under pressure and can be used to form a loop (prusik loop) in which a climber can place his foot in order to stand or ascend a rope
vb (intr) , -siks, -siking or -siked
(Mountaineering) to climb (up a standing rope) using prusik loops
[C20: named after Dr Prusik, Austrian climber who devised the knot]

prusik


Past participle: prusiked
Gerund: prusiking

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I prusiked
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Present Continuous
I am prusiking
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Present Perfect
I have prusiked
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Past Continuous
I was prusiking
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Past Perfect
I had prusiked
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Future
I will prusik
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Future Perfect
I will have prusiked
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Future Continuous
I will be prusiking
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prusiking
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prusiking
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prusiking
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Conditional
I would prusik
you would prusik
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Past Conditional
I would have prusiked
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Translations
Prusik
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The first thing I noticed is that the prusik hitch shown in this picture is unsafe and for two reasons.