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climb

[klīm]
(aerospace engineering)
The gain in altitude of an aircraft.

climb

i. Ascending flight.
ii. The portion of flight operation between takeoff and the initial cruising altitude. Also called climb-out.
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Operators climbing down from the high cab of a crane would take great care in navigating the ladder.
As I was climbing down, I thought, why not blow a path to my blinds for some distance, so when I am walking to the blinds in the dark, I will be walking on a cleared path and not on leaves and sticks?
Someone driving into a field will move deer off more naturally than a person climbing down from a tree only a few yards away.
While they were climbing down Ms King fell again, this time about 100ft, fracturing her knee and cutting her face.
Off he went, and I didn't waste any time climbing down because I was sure he'd soon return.
After climbing down Luna, she reflected on her experience.
From an Associated Press story datelined Little Rock, Arkansas: "Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, targeted in recent protests by poor people and the wheelchair-bound, scrapped plans Wednesday for an escape route that would have had him climbing down a wooden ladder in an old state capitol dumbwaiter shaft.
Climbing down he develops such an absorbing interest in the ferns that when he returns to the beach, everyone has forgotten him.
Having strayed from life's path and lost his way, Dante seeks to return home by climbing down into the underworld and then out the other side.
Using this technology beats climbing down into manholes for the necessary inspections we do.
The woman stayed on the roof with the man for several minutes before giving him a kiss and climbing down.