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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Nick, senior partner at Button Legal, in Warwick Road, Coventry, was among a group abseiling down the Wesleyan building in Birmingham on March 10, to raise money for Acorns Childrens Hospice.
Miss Broadbent said: " I love testing my strength - and what better way to do it than abseiling 197ft down Baitings Dam and at the same time raising much needed funds for the British Red Cross.
A LIVERPOOL radiographer has raised thousands for charity by abseiling.
The Central News anchorman helped lawyers and their, clients, contractors and suppliers raise almost pounds 15,000 by abseiling from the roof of their offices at 115 Colmore Row.
Dreamflight Bahrain co-ordinator Debbie Beedie said previous experience in abseiling was not a requirement, since the event would be managed by a team of professional outward-bound specialists, being flown in from the UK.
A CANCER charity is hoping to break the regional record for abseiling next month.
DAREDEVIL pensioner Harold Husband is driving his family up the wall after taking up a new wheelchair sport - abseiling.
Legends Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Prince, Axl Rose and George Michael all lined up to take their turn at abseiling from the old Swallow Hotel in Stockton.
Over 100 people will be abseiling down Three Brindley Place for Little Hearts Matter and Edward's Trust on June 8.
TALL ORDER: James Keating abseiling down Liverpool Cathedral in aid of Liverpool Unites
On Sunday, March 24, we had over 100 people abseiling to raise funds for Disability North, Children's Foundation, Christian Aid, Outpost Housing and Escape Family Support.