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ascender

[ə′sen·dər]
(graphic arts)
That part of some lowercase letters which extends above the main body, as in b, d, and h.

ascender

(text)
A lowercase letter that extends above the "x-height" (the height of the letter "x"), such as "d", "t", or "h". Also used to denote the part of the letter extending above the x-height.

Compare descender.

ascender

The part of lowercase b, d, f, h, k, l, and t, that extends above the body of the letters. See typeface.


References in classic literature ?
They had now ascended to a great height above the level of the plains, yet they beheld huge crags of granite piled one upon another, and beetling like battlements far above them.
The road by which Maple White had ascended was no longer available.
The limb upon which I found myself ascended at a slight angle toward the cliff, and as I followed it I found that it terminated a few feet above a narrow ledge which protruded from the cliff's face at the entrance to a narrow cave.
He then remounted his feet, ascended to the pulpit, and resumed his discourse, making no allusion to the incident.
And of all the many terrors which they had endured, he said that there was none like the terror which each of them felt at that moment, lest they should hear the voice; and when there was silence, one by one they ascended with exceeding joy.
Such was the noise which now burst from one of the rooms below; and soon the thunder, which long had rattled at a distance, began to approach nearer and nearer, till, having ascended by degrees upstairs, it at last entered the apartment where the ladies were.
So when Zarathustra thus ascended the mountain, he thought on the way of his many solitary wanderings from youth onwards, and how many mountains and ridges and summits he had already climbed.
We crossed the ice, therefore, and ascended the opposite rock.