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1931, "mountaineering technique for descending steep faces," from French rappel, literally "recall" (Old French rapel), from rapeler "to recall, summon" (see repeal (v.)) [..]
Source: etymonline.com

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1957 in the mountaineering sense; see rappel (n.). Related: Rappeled; rappelling.
Source: etymonline.com

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to descend a steep slope by means of a double rope secured above and placed around the body and let out gradually.
Source: nationalgeographic.org

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(n) (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body(v) lower oneself with a rope coiled around the bod [..]
Source: beedictionary.com

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To descend along a fixed rope.  A rappel device and carabiner connects the rope to the harness, and ​applies friction to the rope for stopping power.  The rappeller controls their own descent.  T [..]
Source: smithrockclimbingguides.com

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Descend from cliff or helicopter by rope.
Source: marineparents.com

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[Fr. “call back”] To slide down a rope. Those who value their skin (literally) make use of a harness and some sort of friction device.
Source: davidalbeck.com

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