Definition of Descender

1. Noun. Someone who descends.

Specialized synonyms: Abseiler, Rappeller
Generic synonyms: Mover

2. Noun. A lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters.

3. Noun. (printing) the part of lowercase letters that extends below the other lowercase letters.
Category relationships: Printing, Printing Process
Generic synonyms: Line

Definition of Descender

1. n. One who descends.

Definition of Descender

1. Noun. A person or thing that descends. ¹

2. Noun. (typography) The part of a lowercase letter that is drawn below the bottom of lowercase letters, such as the ''tail'' of the letters g, p, and q. ¹

3. Noun. (cycling) A cyclist who excels at fast descents. ¹

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Definition of Descender

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Descender

descendens cervicalis
descendens hypoglossi
descender (current term)
descending Ss
descending anterior branch
descending aorta
descending artery of knee
descending branch
descending branch of hypoglossal nerve
descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery

Literary usage of Descender

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Summary of the Law and Practice of Real Actions: With an Appendix of by Asahel Stearns (1831)
"... in descender, in remainder, and in reverter, shall be sued within twenty years after the title and cause of action first fallen. ..."

2. Systematic Arrangement of Lord Coke's First Institute of the Laws of England by John Henry Thomas, Sir Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Heneage Finch Nottingham, Edward Coke, Matthew Hale (1836)
"The first in the descender to a'wr'u'or""0 be brought by the issue in tail, which claim by descent per formam ..."

3. Forms of Practice, Or, American Precedents in Personal and Real Actions by Benjamin Lynde Oliver (1851)
"... in descender. In a plea of land, wherein the said I demands against the said H and G [defendants] a certain tract of land &c. ; whereupon the plaintiff ..."

4. A Treatise on the Pleadings and Practice in Real Actions: With Precedents of by Charles Jackson (1828)
"... descender. held by himself, as ho may do by a common recovery. He may sell and convey the land, as if he held it in fee; but if he conveys to any one, ..."

5. Passaic, a Group of Poems Touching that River: With Other Musings by Thomas Ward (1842)
"TALE I. THE GREAT descender. CANTO II. THERE are, to tempt our mortal search and aim, Two rival peaks that crown the hill of fame : One sought by those in ..."

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