Verb abseil Definition and Examples



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

  1. (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. [1]

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1. (mountaineering) to descend a steep slope or vertical drop by a rope secured from above and coiled around one's body or through karabiners attached to one's body in order to control the speed of descent

2. to descend by rope from a helicopter noun

3. an instance or the technique of abseiling Also called rappel Word OriginC20, from German abseilen to descend by a rope, from ab- down + Seil ropeCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

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