rappel

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verb rap·pel \rə-ˈpel, ra-\

Definition of rappel

rappelled

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rappeled

rappelling

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rappeling

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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

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


First Known Use: 1944

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RAPPEL Defined for English Language Learners

rappel

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verb rap·pel \rə-ˈpel, ra-\

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

  1. :  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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