rappel

verb rap·pel \ rə-ˈpel , ra- \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of rappel

rappelled also rappeled; rappelling also rappeling
intransitive verb
: to descend (as from a cliff) by sliding down a rope passed under one thigh, across the body, and over the opposite shoulder or through a special friction device

rappel

noun

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Origin and Etymology of rappel

French, literally, recall, from Old French rapel, from rapeler to recall, from re- + apeler to appeal, call — more at appeal

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RAPPEL Defined for English Language Learners

rappel

verb

Definition of rappel for English Language Learners

  • : to move down a steep cliff, rock, etc., by pushing your feet against its surface and sliding down a rope


RAPPEL Defined for Kids

rappel

verb rap·pel \ rə-ˈpel , ra- \

Definition of rappel for Students

rappelled; rappelling
: to move down a steep slope (as a cliff) by pushing the feet against its surface and sliding down a rope

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