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Abseil appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Girlies ban an abseil rig.
  • Tim, one month, girlies ban an abseil right no men omit.
  • You bar our uglies, banana man: an abseil guru or a buoy.
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Definition of the noun abseil

What does abseil mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abseils

  1. (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

Alternative definition of the noun abseil


  1. Such a descent.

Definition of the verb abseil

What does abseil mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abseiled | abseiling | abseils

  1. descend by means of a rappel
    • example: You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing
    • domain: athletics / sport
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of abseil: rappel / rope down
    • more generic terms: come down / descend / fall / go down = move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    • entailment: mountaineer = climb mountains for pleasure as a sport

Alternative definition of the verb abseil


  1. [intransitive] To descend a steep or vertical drop using a rope with a mechanical friction device or (classic abseil) by wrapping the rope around the body; to rappel.

Specialised definition of the verb abseil

Glossary of sports

to descend a steep slope or vertical face using a rope that is secured at the top and passed through a series of coils or a harness around the body (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / alpinism

to descend on a fixed rope by means of sliding and braking mechanisms (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abseil

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Google previewForget Me Knots (1992)

by Karl Rohnke

Abseil is the German/Swiss word for this activity. Rappelling is spelled with two L's. retired rope — Rope that has been used as belay line, but which has been removed from service for a variety of reasons — excessive wear, ultra-violet ...

Google previewForensic Medicine (2003)

Clinical and Pathological Aspects by Jason Payne-James, Anthony Busuttil, William Smock

Abseiling An abseil is a gravity assisted descent in which an individual slides using a friction device down a rope which has been fixed to a fixed point (anchor) above.The process is made safer by the use of an additional (safety) rope.

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard, Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)

abseil survey 2 abseil survey An inspection undertaken on a.

Google previewThe South African Dictionary of Sport (2003)

by Joel Alswang

abseil / rappel to descend a steep rock-face by using a doubled rope passing through a ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

abseil /ˈabseɪl, -zʌɪl/ v. Brit. descend a near-vertical surface using a doubled rope running through a friction device or coiled round the body and fixed at a higher ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

abseil (ab-sail) verb to slide down a cliff or mountain, ustng a rope.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

abseil /ˈabseɪl, -zʌɪl/ Brit. 7verb [no obj., with adverbial of direction] descend a rock face or other near-vertical surface by using a ...

Google previewSports web encyclopaedia (2005)

JJ Canoeing and Rafting Main Page JJ Canoeing and Rafting, Wales' premier site for canoeing, kayak, canoes, rafting, abseil, climbing, quad biking, laser clay shooting, archery, gorge walking...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

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Abseil Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1B3S1E1I1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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