Abseil

Noun

  • A descent in mountaineering using a rope looped at the top and a friction device. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]

Verb

  • (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.]

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