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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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Gripping ascenders to hold onto safety ropes as you walk across a ladder on to the Khumbu Icefall, clipping onto a safety rope as you traverse a narrow legde , or adjusting the oxygen flow to avoid hypoxia in the Death Zone are all key aspects and requires your hands to make it feel real", he says.
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.
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.
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.