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English definition of “abseil”

abseil

verb [I]   /ˈæb.seɪl/ UK (US rappel)
to go down a very steep slope by holding on to a rope that is fastened to the top of the slope: She abseiled down the rock face.Mountaineering and rock climbing abseil     noun [C] UK (US rappel)
(Definition of abseil verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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