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in carabiners, a specific configuration of the gate latch designed not to catch on ropes. Contrast with tooth lock.
sudden, sometimes violent and uncontrolled, backward or upward movement of a chain saw.
upper quadrant of the tip of a chain-saw bar.
unit of force. Amount of force required to move 1,000 kilograms a single meter in a single second (equals 224.8 pounds force).
1,000 volts. Unit used for the measurement of electrical force.
energy an object has due to its motion.
primary taxonomic group, separating plants from animals.
any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object.
in climbing, a device or knot used to assist in advancing the climbing hitch and to control the entry of line into the hitch.
rigging system in which loop slings and connecting links are used to attach branches or wood sections to the lowering line.
lag-threaded cable anchor with a closed eye.
|lag hook (J-hook)||
lag-threaded cable anchor with an open eye (J-shaped).
cable anchor or bracing rod with a coarse thread pattern that is typically screwed into a pre-drilled hole that is smaller in diameter than the anchor or rod. Contrast with machine-threaded.
predetermined area where cut branches or wood sections will be dropped or lowered from a tree. See drop zone.
purpose or intended use of a plant in the landscape (e.g., shade, aesthetics, screening).
short rope equipped with carabiners, snaps, and/or eye splices. Work-positioning lanyards are used for temporarily securing a climber in one place.
immature life stage of an insect between the egg and the pupa stage.
bud held in dormancy for more than one year by hormones originating from the terminal bud. Term sometimes used to refer to dormant buds or adventitious buds.
secondary or subordinate branch or root.
vegetative bud on the side of a stem. Contrast with terminal bud.
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