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    abseil - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abseil

    (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 : rappel
    (verb) lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
    Synonyms : rappel , rope down
    Example Sentence
    • 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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abseil

ab(without)+seil(seal)-seal gives an authorisation or security.In mounteneering, it is without seal ie. no security to life.

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