ABSEIL

rappel, abseil

(noun) (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body

rappel, abseil, rope down

(verb) descend by means of a rappel; “The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous”; “You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

abseil (third-person singular simple present abseils, present participle abseiling, simple past and past participle abseiled)

(intransitive) To descend a steep or vertical drop using a rope with a mechanical friction device or (classic abseil) by wrapping the rope around the body; to rappel. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]

Synonyms

• rappel

Noun

abseil (plural abseils)

A descent in mountaineering using a rope looped at the top and a friction device. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]

Synonyms

• rappel

Anagrams

• Bailes, Blaise, Isabel, balise

Source: Wiktionary



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