Definition of Jumar

1. Noun. (climbing) A device, used to clip on a rope, that tightens when weight is applied, thus allowing the rope to be climbed ¹



2. Verb. To climb using this device ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jumar

1. to climb using ropes and clips [v JUMARRED, JUMARRING, JUMARS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jumar

jukskeis
juku
jukujikun
jukus
julaceous
julep
juleps
julienne
julienned
juliennes
julienning
juliform
julus
juluses
july
jumar (current term)
jumared
jumaring
jumarred
jumarring
jumars
jumart
jumarts
jumbal
jumball
jumbals
jumbie
jumbie bead
jumbies

Literary usage of Jumar

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1. The Anthropological Treatises of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Thomas Bendyshe, Karl Friedrich Heinrich Marx, Pierre Flourens, John Hunter, Rudolph Wagner (1865)
"The jumar had altogether much more of the mare than of the bull, ... It is very clear from these efforts that the pretended jumar is nothing more than a ..."

2. A Memorial of Egypt, the Red Sea, the Wildernesses of Sin & Paran, Mount by George Fisk (1850)
"We gave out a few rations of tobacco and coffee, as a last present; when, one by one, they made their adieus; and—last of all, jumar kissed me solemnly on ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1877)
"It belonged in 1862, and for a long time after, to the kingdom of Ethiopia; and when Sir Samuel Baker presented his firman to the sheik jumar, ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1802)
"... the jumar, an animal supposed to be produced between th& 'bull and mare;—after which» the author concludes the first section by shewing that an union ..."

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