Descending a vertical or steep terrain by means of a rope, a descender and a harness. In US English it is usually called “to rappel”.
To rappel (US), to rap
Grammatical category: v. i.
Field: mountain sports
Source of the definition: Explore Translations
The word in use. Examples
“In a very diplomatic way I suggest to abseil and to continue the next day, because it would get dark soon and we would have plenty of time the next day…”.
Source of the example: Climbing Magazine
“To descend single- and multi-pitch routes, rappelling is an excellent option that gets you down quickly and puts minimal wear on fixed anchors.”
Source of the example: Climbing magazine
Other languages (ES, FR, DE)
Spanish: rapelar. Check Spanish definition
French: descendre en rappel
Source of terms in other languages:
Rock Creation Dictionary