abseiling

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ab·seil

(äp′zīl′, -sīl′, ăb′-)
intr.v. ab·seiled, ab·seil·ing, ab·seils
To rappel.

[German abseilen : ab, down, off; see ablaut + Seil, rope (from Middle High German seil, from Old High German; akin to Dutch zeel and Old English sāl).]
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abseiling

(ˈæbseɪlɪŋ)
n
Brit the practice of descending a steep slope by a rope secured from above and coiled around one's body
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Translations

abseiling

[ˈæbsaɪlɪŋ] N (Brit) (Sport) → rappel m
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abseiling

[ˈæbseɪlɪŋ] ndiscesa a corda doppia
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From surfing to scuba diving, absailing to orienteering, the opportunities for adventure sports in the North West are countless.
The feats of endurance and physical endeavour the contestants are asked to perform range from seemingly innocuous bike riding, animal herding and the digestion of local cuisine to extreme sport activities such as bungy-jumping, diving under ice, swimming with sharks, feeding crocodiles and face-first absailing. These 'extreme' activities are of central importance to the show's ability to capture an audience and are directly related to a perceived threat of physical harm or even death.
We are going to be canoeing, swimming, hiking, absailing and rehearsing and performing talent shows, which should be great fun.
For a small fee there is a range of exciting adventure sports, including the exhilarating zip wires, kayaking, go-karting, archery, absailing, snorkelling and quad biking.
As well as raft-building, absailing, canoeing and hiking, participants concentrate on a range of team-building skills.
And he's throwing himself into a bungee jump, absailing down the tallest building in New Zealand, trekking snake infested forests - or flooring himself in an Olympian level triathlon.
So we are going to organise another day where the whole team will do the absailing."
"Are you one of the lads who's absailing down the hotel for charity later today?
A bumper crowd, the division's third highest of the day at 8,391, saw mascot Cyril the Swan kick-start proceedings by absailing down one of the floodlights.
Contestants in River Deep, Mountain High (BBC1) had to take part in a gruelling 36-hour endurance test which involved everything from hiking and biking to absailing and canoeing.