- 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
- v lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing
- Malaysian special forces abseil onto a vessel from a police helicopter during an antipiracy demonstration in the Strait of Malacca.
- And if you find any obstacles too daunting, you can always walk or abseil around them.
- The boys' companion Tiggy Legge-Bourke, 33, will be on hand (though presumably not for sports outings after her recent blunder in allowing the princes to abseilrappeling .
- Wendi Peters in Watford Observer
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."
- Jack Davenport in Telegraph.co.uk
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.