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prusik

/ˈprʌsɪk/
noun (mountaineering)
1.
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
verb (intransitive) -siks, -siking, -siked
2.
to climb (up a standing rope) using prusik loops
Word Origin
C20: named after Dr Prusik, Austrian climber who devised the knot
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