prusik

/ (ˈprʌsɪk) /


nounmountaineering
  1. 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)
  1. to climb (up a standing rope) using prusik loops

Origin of prusik

1
C20: named after Dr Prusik, Austrian climber who devised the knot

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