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
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Present Continuous
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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
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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
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Past Conditional
I would have prusiked
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Translations
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The theory is that if you fall into a crevasse, the prusik knot will lock tight on the loaded rope, preventing the pulk from tumbling down on top of you.
The Fall Guy 20+ Retractor, which acts much like the seatbelt mechanism in your vehicle, and Seat-O-The-Pants Climbing System, which includes a 30-foot rope and easy-to-use Prusik Knot make this task not only a possibility but uncomplicated as well.
That knot is also used to join two ends of the same rope together to make a continuous loop, which you'll need to tie the Prusik Knot, easily the most elegant of the basic knots.
Named after its Austrian inventor, the Prusik Knot grips like a Rottweiler when placed under any weight or strain.
The Prusik knot is also commonly used in river rescues, as its braking feature allows rescuers to hold the line they've gained while ropes and carabiners are readjusted for another pull.
I merely snap into the LifeLine on the ground and slip the Prusik knot up the Lifeline as I climb.
Our first outings focused on the basics: safety lines, harnesses, climbing, prusik knots, operating a rangefinder, and identify deer sign in the woods.