rope down

verb

Definition of rope down

: to make a rappel

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First Known Use of rope down

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Rope down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rope%20down. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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