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1. rappel

noun. (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.

Synonyms

  • abseil

Antonyms

  • float
  • refrain

Etymology

  • rappeler (French)

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2. rappel

verb. lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside.

Synonyms

  • abseil
  • go down
  • come down
  • fall
  • rope down
  • mountaineer

Antonyms

  • rise
  • increase
  • win
  • better

Etymology

  • rappeler (French)

Example sentences of the word rappel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Tours start with a 165-foot rappel on a rope that leads to the main chamber of the cave.

2. Verb, base form
After a walk/crawl of several feet, you must rappel 15 to 20 feet down to the floor of the first cavern, which is nearly 25 feet high at its peak.

3. Adjective
Instructors cover double-line and single-line techniques with various rappel devices.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
(Building, Antenna, Span and Earth) jumpers throw themselves off the bridge, and rock climbers rappel to the bottom of the gorge, 876 feet below.

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