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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A descent down a nearly vertical surface by using a doubled rope that is coiled around the body and attached to some higher point; v. - Lower oneself with a double rope coiled around the body from a mountainside..

Usage examples (36)
  • You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing
  • "Here," said Mr. Kok, quickly handing me his abseil device.
  • To get to it, one must abseil down through a plume of water, dropping into a dark hole.
  • The next abseil started with a gentle grass slope but then it dropped onto a monstrous mossy maw. for more
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