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Meaning of abseil

ab•seil

Pronunciation: (äp'zīl), [key]
— Mountain Climbing. Mountain Climbing.
—n.
  1. a method of descent in which a mountain climber slides down a rope looped over or fastened to an overhead projection.
—v.i.
  1. to descend by an abseil.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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