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rappel

rap·pel

rappel

 
pronunciation:
rae pel [or] r pel
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of descending a sheer cliff or mountainside by means of a double rope around the body that allows the climber to control the rate of descent.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rappelled, rappelling, rappels
definition: to descend a cliff, mountainside, or the like by means of a double rope wrapped around the body.
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