figure 4

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figure +‎ 4 From the shape of the glyph "4", and creating a figure akin to that shape

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figure 4 (plural figure 4s)

  1. (climbing) A technical climbing technique used in ice climbing to gain a respite and lessen slack and distance from the undersurface/ceiling which one is climbing underneath, which appears like a number "4" in shape, with one arm anchoring the climber to the surface while hanging upside-down, and one leg wrapped around that arm, forming a figurative "4" in shape.
  2. (combat sports) Alternative form of figure four

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