- a person or thing that ascends or causes ascension.
- the part of a lowercase letter, as b, d, f, h, that rises above x-height.
- a letter rising above x-height, as b, d, f, h, etc.
Origin of ascender
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The head of a stem (especially of an ascender) should be slightly wider than the foot (fig. 83).Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering
Before reaching the half Ascender made a spurt and was third, but he soon died away, Drake Carter taking third place.History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921
John Lawrence O'Connor
- the part of certain lower-case letters, such as b or h, that extends above the body of the letter
- any letter having such a part
- a person or thing that ascends
- another word for ascendeur
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