prusik

/ (ˈprʌsɪk) /

noun mountaineering

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

verb -siks, -siking or -siked (intr)

to climb (up a standing rope) using prusik loops

Nearby words

  1. pruritus,
  2. pruritus ani,
  3. pruritus vulvae,
  4. prus.,
  5. prushun,
  6. prusiner,
  7. prussia,
  8. prussian,
  9. prussian blue,
  10. prussianism

Word Origin for prusik

C20: named after Dr Prusik, Austrian climber who devised the knot

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