Meaning of rappel
Pronunciation: (ra-pel', ru-), [key]
— n., v., -pelled, -pel•ling.
- (in mountaineering) the act or method of moving down a steep incline or past an overhang by means of a double rope secured above and placed around the body, usually under the left thigh and over the right shoulder, and paid out gradually in the descent.
- to descend by means of a rappel.
- rappel (Thesaurus)