- abseil ► VERB ▪ descend a near-vertical surface using a rope coiled round the body and fixed at a higher point.DERIVATIVES abseiler noun abseiling noun.ORIGIN German abseilen, from ab 'down' + Seil 'rope' .
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Abseiling — (German: abseilen , to rope down ), rappelling in American and British English, [ [http://www.merriam webster.com/dictionary/Abseiling Abseiling] . Merriam Webster] is the controlled descent down a rope in rock climbing, mountaineering, caving,… … Wikipedia
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abseiling — n. process of descending on a fixed rope, act of descending a mountain face by sliding down a rope which is fastened to an overhead projection (Mountain Climbing) abÂ·seil || Ã¦bseÉªl, saÉªl n. method of descending a mountain face by sliding down … English contemporary dictionary
abseiling — UK [ˈæbseɪlɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] British a sport that involves climbing down the front of a large rock or a tall building while holding onto a rope … English dictionary
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