Definition of Rappel in English :

Define Rappel in English

Rappel meaning in English

Meaning of Rappel in English

Pronunciation of Rappel in English

Rappel pronunciation in English

Pronounce Rappel in English


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1. abseil, rappel

(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


2. abseil, rappel, rope down

lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside

Example Sentences:
'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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb -pels, -pelling or -pelled
1.  another word (esp US) for abseil
2.  another word (esp US) for abseil
(formerly) a drumbeat to call soldiers to arms

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see synonyms of rappel
a descent by a mountain climber, as down a sheer face of a cliff, by means of a double rope belayed above and arranged around the climber's body so that he can control the slide downward
verb intransitiveWord forms: rapˈpelled or rapˈpelling
to make such a descent

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of rappel
A descent from a height, such as a cliff or wall, in which one slides down an anchored rope and applies friction to control one's speed, either by means of a specialized device or by passing the rope under one thigh and over the opposite shoulder.
intr.v. rap·pelled, rap·pel·ling, rap·pels
To descend from a steep height by this method.

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