Definitions for "PRUSIK"
Keywords:  ascend, karl, abseil, friction, knot
noun] a loop of cord wound around a rope of large diameter, which grips the rope when weighted and slides when unweightedand; [verb] any means by which one mechanically ascends a rope
The sliding knot or the method to ascend a rope (named after its inventer Dr. Karl Prusik).
Length of narrow rope or cord that when wrapped around the rope will grip it. Useful to safe guard an abseil or as an asecender.