abseiler

n. person who descends a mountain face by sliding down having a doubled rope wrapped around the body and attached to an overhead projection (Mountain Climbing)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • abseiler — abseil ► VERB ▪ descend a near vertical surface using a rope coiled round the body and fixed at a higher point. DERIVATIVES abseiler noun abseiling noun. ORIGIN German abseilen, from ab down + Seil rope …   English terms dictionary

  • abseiler — noun Someone who abseils …   Wiktionary

  • abseiler — ab·seil·er …   English syllables

  • abseiler — noun a person who descends down a nearly vertical face by using a doubled rope that is wrapped around the body and attached to some high point • Syn: ↑rappeller • Hypernyms: ↑descender * * * noun see abseil II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Andy Whitfield — in San Diego (2010) Andy Whitfield (* um 1972[1][2] in Amlwch, Wales[3] …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • abseil — [ abseɪl, zʌɪl] verb 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 point. Derivatives abseiler noun abseiling noun Origin 1930s: from Ger. abseilen,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • abseil — /ˈæbseɪl / (say absayl) Mountaineering –verb (i) 1. to descend a vertical cliff or wall by means of a rope attached to a harness, and a friction device to control downward movement; rappel. –noun 2. the act of abseiling. {German abseilen}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • abseil — ► VERB ▪ descend a near vertical surface using a rope coiled round the body and fixed at a higher point. DERIVATIVES abseiler noun abseiling noun. ORIGIN German abseilen, from ab down + Seil rope …   English terms dictionary

  • abseiling — abseil ► VERB ▪ descend a near vertical surface using a rope coiled round the body and fixed at a higher point. DERIVATIVES abseiler noun abseiling noun. ORIGIN German abseilen, from ab down + Seil rope …   English terms dictionary

  • rappeller — noun a person who descends down a nearly vertical face by using a doubled rope that is wrapped around the body and attached to some high point • Syn: ↑abseiler • Hypernyms: ↑descender …   Useful english dictionary

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