Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of rappel.
  • n. a system used to descend heights with a rope

Etymologies

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Examples

  • DEAR AMY: I am having a running disagreement with my 24-year-old daughter about gratuitous risk taking, such as rappelling and skydiving.

    Ask Amy

  • The cadets were tested mentally and physically in various exercises and challenges designed to test their physical and mental endurance such as rappelling, land navigation, leadership course, rafting, water survival and other events.

    Tennessean.com Williamson - Fairview

  • In addition to the main segments, the organizers throw in extra challenges, such as rappelling, swim­ming

    Triathlon not enough? Add rappelling, mud pit crawl at east Alabama adventure race | al.com

  • Some activities, such as rappelling with ropes with the Marines, seemed daunting, but overcoming her fears made her realize her courage, she said.

    Federal Times - News

  • Tran, via e-mail from South Korea where he is doing Cadet Leadership Training, said SCU's ROTC program has "allowed me to do a lot of cool things, '' such as rappelling, rifle marksmanship,

    Media Newswire

  • In a video provided by the French military, the forces are seen rappelling from a helicopter with night-vision goggles.

    Ivory Coast leader in bunker vows not to surrender

  • In a video provided by the French military, the forces are seen rappelling from a helicopter at night with night vision goggles, before the aircraft lands in a field to pick up a man, who appears to be the Japanese ambassador to Ivory Coast.

    France rescues Japanese envoy in Ivory Coast

  • Soldiers rappelling from helicopters onto the deck of the Marmara, with some 600 passengers on board, were mobbed by several dozen activists as they landed on deck one by one.

    Israeli Inquiry Finds Flotilla Interception Was Legal

  • Five small ships were commandeered without incident, but soldiers rappelling from helicopters onto the deck of the Marmara, with some 600 passengers on board, were attacked by several dozen activists armed with bars, slingshots and knives as they landed on deck one by one, according to video footage released by the military.

    Israel's Deadly Flotilla Raid Ruled Legal

  • Last night a small group of us went out to a nice little cliff within the Yellowknife city limits to do some rappelling, rock climbing, and – of course – photography.

    Yellowknife Rock Climbing & Rappelling » Dave Brosha Photography

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