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1. One that ascends.
2. Printing
a. The part of the tall lowercase letters, such as b,d, and h, that extends above the other lowercase letters.
b. A letter with such a part.


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. the part of certain lower-case letters, such as b or h, that extends above the body of the letter
b. any letter having such a part
2. a person or thing that ascends
3. (Mountaineering) another word for ascendeur


(əˈsɛn dər)

1. a person or thing that ascends or causes ascension.
a. the part of a lowercase letter, as b, d, f, or h, that rises above x-height.
b. the letter itself.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascender - someone who ascendsascender - someone who ascends      
mounter, climber - someone who ascends on foot; "a solitary mounter of the staircase"
mover - someone who moves
2.ascender - a lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase lettersascender - a lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase letters
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
3.ascender - (printing) the part of tall lowercase letters that extends above the other lowercase lettersascender - (printing) the part of tall lowercase letters that extends above the other lowercase letters
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
line - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"


n (Typ) → Oberlänge f
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The ascenders are connected by an orange rope threaded through pulleys.
Robert, also known nicknamed as 'French Spiderman' because of his hi-fly climbing acts, had to use suction gears and mechanical ascenders to reach the observation platform of the 1,273-foot (388 meters) steel structure, since the building had no hand or footholds.
Robert started climbing from the height of 103 metres with the help of suction gears and mechanical ascenders.
So all these jumar ascenders, descent and arresting devices, pretty backpacks with hundreds of pockets, artificial warmers, and Chinese flashlights are simply going to end up discarded in the mountains.
CONFUSION MATRIX OF THE THREE GROUPS OF CHARACTERS Actual Group Classified group Neither Ascenders Descenders Total Neither 94.
They shinny up the ropes using metal ascenders operated by their hands and their feet.
He says to include a balance of ascenders (letters like t, k, h, etc.
Similarly, one can create idealized lowercase letters, contained in a square 1 unit on a side except for ascenders and descenders (w is contained in a rectangle of 2 units by 1 unit).
GM also is recalling 17,815 Buick Rainiers, Chevrolet TrailBlazers, GMC Envoys and Isuzu Ascenders from the 2005 model years because the windshield isn't properly fitted and could fall out in a crash.
Combine a mechanical advantage system with ascenders, and climbers using a 5:1 advantage system can easily pull themselves up to any high element.
The hand of the Harley lyric is more compact than that of Royal or |Tremulous', with shorter ascenders lacking the clubbed serifs and occasional incipient splitting of the latter, and without any wobble in the downstrokes.
Compared to Vesta, Unger's Big Vesta features a larger x-height - the distance between the baseline and the mean line of lowercase characters - in addition to shortened ascenders and descenders, and tighter letter spacing.