Ascender definition

ə-sĕndər
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One that ascends.
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The part of the tall lowercase letters, such as b, d, and h, that extends above the other lowercase letters.
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A letter with such a part.
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A person or thing that ascends.
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The extension or upward stroke of any of the tall lowercase letters such as b, d, or k.
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Any such letter.
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(typography) The portion of a lowercase letter that extends above the midline of a typeface.
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(climbing) A mechanical device used for ascending on a rope.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ascender
Plural:
ascenders

Origin of ascender

  • to ascend + -er

    From Wiktionary