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English noun: abseil

1. abseil (act) (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


Synonymsrappel


Broader (hypernym)descent


Domain categorymountain climbing, mountaineering


English verb: abseil

1. abseil (motion) lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsrappel, rope down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Entailmountaineer


Domain categoryathletics, sport









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