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Definitions and Synonyms of abseil | Another word for abseil | What is abseil?

Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for abseil in the sense of this definition

(abseil is a kind of ...) the act of changing your location in a downward direction

(abseil belongs to category ...) the activity of climbing a mountain

Definition 2: descend by means of a rappel - [verb of motion]

Samples where abseil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for abseil in the sense of this definition

(abseil is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

(abseil implies ...) climb mountains for pleasure as a sport

(abseil belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

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