contemporary examples

one person who wasn’t impressed by prince andrew’s abseil down the shard: writer grace dent.
underwhelmed by andy tom sykes september 5, 2012

verb (intransitive)
(mountaineering) to descend a steep slope or vertical drop by a rope secured from above and coiled around one’s body or through karabiners attached to one’s body in order to control the speed of descent
to descend by rope from a helicopter
an instance or the technique of abseiling

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