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Descend a rock face or other near-vertical surface by using a doubled rope coiled round the body and fixed at a higher point; rappel.‘team members had to abseil down sheer cliffs to reach the couple’‘there are facilities for abseiling and rock climbing’
A descent made by abseiling; a rappel.‘a 120 ft abseil’
1930s: from German abseilen, from ab down + Seil rope.
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