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If my prefix could mean to revert
And my suffix could mean lacerate
Then what in the world could I be
Given I could ensure your escape?

Hint:

You could eat me in a single 'bite'.

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My guess

backslash

If my prefix could mean to revert

back

And my suffix could mean lacerate

slash

Then what in the world could I be
Given I could ensure your escape?

A backslash is used as an escape sequence in programming

Hint:

As wordplay is implied, bite could refer to byte where an escape sequence usually occupies one byte in memory.

As for the title

The most common keyboard layouts would have the backslash key above the return key.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good job! Could you include the reference to the answer in the title? Looking forward to your next riddle! $\endgroup$ – shanylong Feb 20 at 6:26
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    $\begingroup$ @shanylong Done! $\endgroup$ – Ébe Isaac Feb 20 at 6:28
  • $\begingroup$ This must be specific to America because rot13(va gur HX gur onpxfynfu xrl vf ba gur yrsg bs gur xrlobneq, arkg gb gur "M"!) $\endgroup$ – lioness99a Feb 20 at 13:20
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    $\begingroup$ @lioness99a I used the British layout long back as well, that’s why I included the word ’most’. $\endgroup$ – Ébe Isaac Feb 20 at 13:25
  • $\begingroup$ @ÉbeIsaac I noted that, my comment was more about the original puzzle wording :) I stared at it for a while trying to make rot13(onpxfcnpr) fit instead! $\endgroup$ – lioness99a Feb 20 at 13:27

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