- 1. rappel, abseil, descent
- usage: (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
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- 1. rappel, abseil, rope down, descend, fall, go down, come down
- usage: lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside; "The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous"; "You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing"
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See also: abseil (Dictionary)