descender


descender

noun

  1. a person or thing that descends.
  2. Printing.
    1. the part of a lowercase letter that goes below the body.
    2. a letter having such a part, as p, q, j, or y.

noun

  1. a person or thing that descends
  2. printing the portion of a letter, such as j, p, or y, below the level of the base of an x or n
n.

in typography, “part of a letter that extends below the body,” 1802, agent noun from descend.

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