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rap·pel

 (ră-pĕl′)
n.
A descent from a height, such as a cliff or wall, in which one slides down an anchored rope and applies friction to control one's speed, either by means of a specialized device or by passing the rope under one thigh and over the opposite shoulder.
intr.v. rap·pelled, rap·pel·ling, rap·pels
To descend from a steep height by this method.

[French, recall, return, rappel, from Old French, recall, from rapeler, to recall : re-, re- + apeler, to summon; see appeal.]

rappel

(ræˈpɛl)
vb, -pels, -pelling or -pelled
(Mountaineering) another word (esp US) for abseil
n
1. (Mountaineering) another word (esp US) for abseil
2. (Military) (formerly) a drumbeat to call soldiers to arms
[C19: from French, from rappeler to call back, from Latin appellāre to summon]

rap•pel

(ræˈpɛl, rə-)

n., v. -pelled, -pel•ling. n.
1. (in mountaineering) the act or method of moving down a vertical face by means of a double rope secured above and placed around the body and paid out gradually in the descent.
v.i.
2. to descend by means of a rappel.
[1930–35; < French: literally, a recall. See repeal]

rappel


Past participle: rappelled
Gerund: rappelling

Imperative
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Present
I rappel
you rappel
he/she/it rappels
we rappel
you rappel
they rappel
Preterite
I rappelled
you rappelled
he/she/it rappelled
we rappelled
you rappelled
they rappelled
Present Continuous
I am rappelling
you are rappelling
he/she/it is rappelling
we are rappelling
you are rappelling
they are rappelling
Present Perfect
I have rappelled
you have rappelled
he/she/it has rappelled
we have rappelled
you have rappelled
they have rappelled
Past Continuous
I was rappelling
you were rappelling
he/she/it was rappelling
we were rappelling
you were rappelling
they were rappelling
Past Perfect
I had rappelled
you had rappelled
he/she/it had rappelled
we had rappelled
you had rappelled
they had rappelled
Future
I will rappel
you will rappel
he/she/it will rappel
we will rappel
you will rappel
they will rappel
Future Perfect
I will have rappelled
you will have rappelled
he/she/it will have rappelled
we will have rappelled
you will have rappelled
they will have rappelled
Future Continuous
I will be rappelling
you will be rappelling
he/she/it will be rappelling
we will be rappelling
you will be rappelling
they will be rappelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rappelling
you have been rappelling
he/she/it has been rappelling
we have been rappelling
you have been rappelling
they have been rappelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rappelling
you will have been rappelling
he/she/it will have been rappelling
we will have been rappelling
you will have been rappelling
they will have been rappelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rappelling
you had been rappelling
he/she/it had been rappelling
we had been rappelling
you had been rappelling
they had been rappelling
Conditional
I would rappel
you would rappel
he/she/it would rappel
we would rappel
you would rappel
they would rappel
Past Conditional
I would have rappelled
you would have rappelled
he/she/it would have rappelled
we would have rappelled
you would have rappelled
they would have rappelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rappel - (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 bodyrappel - (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
mountain climbing, mountaineering - the activity of climbing a mountain
descent - the act of changing your location in a downward direction
Verb1.rappel - lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainsiderappel - 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"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
Translations

rappel

[ræˈpɛl] vi (US) (= abseil) → descendre en rappel
to rappel down sth → descendre qch en rappel
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