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n. - (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wound around the body v. - Lower oneself with a double rope coiled around the body from a mountainside.

Usage examples (36)
  • We rappel small waterfalls, swim across cool pools.
  • GRACE: You usually have to rappel up the side of it.
  • We could tie it off to the rock here and rappel down.
  • A couple details that stand out: can you you rappel UP? for more
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