ALL meanings of abseil

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  • verb abseil To abseil down a cliff or rock face means to slide down it in a controlled way using a rope, with your feet against the cliff or rock. 3
  • verb abseil 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 3
  • verb abseil to descend by rope from a helicopter 3
  • noun abseil an instance or the technique of abseiling 3
  • intransitive verb abseil to descend by rappelling 3
  • noun abseil such a descent 3
  • noun abseil (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.). 1
  • intransitive verb abseil descend using a rope 1
  • noun abseil descent using a rope 1
  • verb without object abseil rappel. 1
  • noun abseil A descent in mountaineering using a rope looped at the top and a friction device. 0
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