Definition of Abseil in English :

Define Abseil in English

Abseil meaning in English

Meaning of Abseil in English

Pronunciation of Abseil in English

Abseil pronunciation in English

Pronounce Abseil in English


see synonyms of abseil


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.


see synonyms of abseil
verb (intransitive)
1. mountaineering
to descend a steep slope or vertical drop by a rope secured from above and coiled around one's body or through karabiners attached to one's body in order to control the speed of descent
to descend by rope from a helicopter
an instance or the technique of abseiling

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of abseil
verb intransitive
to descend by rappelling
such a descent

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


see synonyms of abseil
intr.v. ab·seiled, ab·seil·ing, ab·seils
To rappel.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.