from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that descends.
  • n. Printing The part of the lowercase letters, such as g, p, and q, that extends below the other lowercase letters.
  • n. Printing A letter with such a part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person or thing that descends.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A cyclist who excels at fast descents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who descends.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who descends.
  • n. That which descends, as a descending letter (which see, under descending).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who descends
  • n. (printing) the part of lowercase letters that extends below the other lowercase letters
  • n. a lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters


descend +‎ -er (“agent suffix”) (Wiktionary)



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