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descender

  

      n  
1    a person or thing that descends  
2      (Printing)   the portion of a letter, such as j, p, or y, below the level of the base of an x or n  
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descendeur     (French)  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a shaped metal piece through which the rope can be fed: used to control the rate of descent in abseiling,   (Also called)    descender         
     (C20)  


descender         
      n  
1    a person or thing that descends  
2      (Printing)   the portion of a letter, such as j, p, or y, below the level of the base of an x or n  

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