noun as·cend·er \ə-ˈsen-dər, ˈa-\

Definition of ASCENDER

:  the part of a lowercase letter (as b) that rises above the main body of the letter; also :  a letter that has such a part
:  a device used for climbing rope that slides freely in one direction and grips the rope when pulled in the opposite direction

First Known Use of ASCENDER

circa 1867


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