- A mechanical device that is the same as an ascender, but is used to clarify the use of a mechanical device instead of a rope ascender knot .See also ascender.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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