abseil abseil

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (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. (v) lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Malaysian special forces abseil onto a vessel from a police helicopter during an antipiracy demonstration in the Strait of Malacca.
  2. And if you find any obstacles too daunting, you can always walk or abseil around them.

Quotes

  1. Wendi said: "Having already completed an abseil I knew what I was letting myself in for. I was thrilled to be helping such a worthy cause in my local community."
    on Aug 26, 2007 By: Wendi Peters Source: Watford Observer

  2. "If I tell you anything small Disney ninja assassins may abseil into the building and kill us," says Davenport, as he orders coffee in his new home town of Venice, California.
    on Sep 28, 2009 By: Jack Davenport Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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