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noun mountaineering
  1. 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
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verb (intr)
  1. to climb (up a fixed rope) using jumars
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Word Origin

C20: Swiss name
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Historical Examples

  • 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