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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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he/she/it prusiks
we prusik
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Preterite
I prusiked
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Present Continuous
I am prusiking
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they are prusiking
Present Perfect
I have prusiked
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they have prusiked
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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they will prusik
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
you had been prusiking
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we had been prusiking
you had been prusiking
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Conditional
I would prusik
you would prusik
he/she/it would prusik
we would prusik
you would prusik
they would prusik
Past Conditional
I would have prusiked
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Translations
Prusik
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References in periodicals archive ?
8220;Our pre-sewn prusiks are not only more convenient and easier to use than tied prusiks, they have a higher level of safety, as the sewn ends eliminate the use of knots that could become loose,” said Ashley Campbell, National Training & Rescue Manager for Capital Safety.
com)-- Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands of fall protection equipment has announced the launch of their new DBI-SALA Rollgliss[R] Technical Rescue Pre-Sewn Prusik Loops.
The new range of Pre-Sewn Prusik Loops eliminates the use of knots that could work their way free.
The difficulty of the route dictates what protection I rack to my harness but I always carry a set of prusiks to make foot loops and climbing tape.