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Noun: abseil  'ab,seyl or 'ab,sI(-u)l
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: rappel)
  1. (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
Verb: abseil  'ab,seyl or 'ab,sI(-u)l
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: rappel)
  1. (sport) lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
    "You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing";
    - rappel, rope down

Derived forms: abseiling, abseils, abseiled

Type of: come down, descend, descent, fall, go down

Encyclopedia: Abseil