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prusik (ˈprʌsɪk)
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
vb , -siks, -siking, -siked
2.  to climb (up a standing rope) using prusik loops
[C20: named after Dr Prusik, Austrian climber who devised the knot]

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