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English Dictionary: Rappel by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
rappel
n
  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
    Synonym(s): rappel, abseil
v
  1. lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside; "The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous"; "You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing"
    Synonym(s): rappel, abseil, rope down
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rappel \Rap"pel\, n. [F. Cf. {Repeal}.] (Mil.)
      The beat of the drum to call soldiers to arms.
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