What does abseil mean?

Definitions for abseil
ˈɑp saɪl, ˈæb seɪlab·seil

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  1. rappel, abseilverb

    (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. rappel, abseil, rope downverb

    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"


  1. abseilnoun

    A descent in mountaineering using a rope looped at the top and a friction device.

  2. abseilverb

    To descend a steep or vertical drop using a rope with a mechanical friction device or (classic abseil) by wrapping the rope around the body; to rappel.

  3. Etymology: 20th century, from abseilen, from ab + seil.


  1. abseil

    Abseiling ( AB-sayl or AHP-zyle; from German abseilen 'to rope down'), also known as rappelling ( RAP-pel or rə-PELL; from French rappeler 'to recall, to pull through'), is the controlled descent of a steep slope, such as a rock face, by moving down a rope. When abseiling the person descending controls their own movement down the rope, in contrast to lowering off in which the rope attached to the person descending is paid out by their belayer.


  1. abseil

    Abseil, also known as rappelling, is a method used in mountaineering, rock climbing, caving, and other outdoor activities to descend slopes or cliffs that are too steep or dangerous to descend without protection. It involves using rope and a descender device that creates friction to control the speed of descent.

  2. abseil

    Abseil is a method of descending a rock face or other vertical drop, typically using a double rope and a harness, by letting out the rope gradually so as to control speed of descent. It is a common technique in climbing, mountaineering, spelunking, and similar activities.

Anagrams for abseil »

  1. Blaise

  2. Isabel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abseil in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abseil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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