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Descending by means of a rope, abseiling.
(military) A drumbeat pattern for calling soldiers to gather.
French recall, return, rappel from Old French recall from rapeler to recall re- re- apeler to summon appeal
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
French rappeler (“to pull through (a rope)")
French. Compare repeal.
Just rappel down and climb back up.
He closed his eyes briefly and began loosening his tight grip on the line, readying himself to rappel downward.
Shipton swore and began to fumble with his line to rappel again, down to the now injured and trapped form hovering below him.
You still need room to hook in below the square knot to rappel down.
Searing pain shot through his shoulder and he realized he barely had the strength to halt another rappel.
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