/ (ˈdʒuːmə) /
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Also called: jumar clamp a clamp with a handle that can move freely up a rope on which it is clipped but locks when downward pressure is applied
to climb (up a fixed rope) using jumars
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Word Origin for jumar
C20: Swiss name
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How to use jumar in a sentence
We are but ill informed of the jumar, an animal said to be the produce of a cow and an ass, or a mare and a bull.Buffon's Natural History. Volume V (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
I stopped an hour to rest in Wady El-Jumar, where were two or three palm-groves.