Definition of abseiling in English:

abseiling

noun

mass nounBritish
  • The sport or activity of descending a rock face or other near-vertical surface by using a doubled rope coiled round the body and fixed at a higher point.

    ‘there are facilities for abseiling and rock climbing’
    • ‘Cascade abseiling is not to be taken lightly and probably not by anybody with anything less than a medium level of fitness.’
    • ‘Abseiling has long been used in canyoneering, rock climbing, caving, and mountaining to descend slopes or cliffs that are too steep to simply hike down.’
    • ‘The parks also offer orienteering routes, abseiling and kayaking facilities, and mountain biking.’
    • ‘Abseiling is a daunting challenge at any age—but it's especially impressive when Reynolds does it, given he's 105.’
    • ‘His beard got caught in the rope during an abseiling stunt gone wrong.’
    • ‘Abseiling is regarded as being safely within anyone's limitations: the staff at the remarkable centre are equipped so that folk with all manner of disabilities can ascend and descend climbing walls.’
    • ‘The TV series sees Baz and his 70-year-old mum travelling the world and taking on a series of challenges from military training to abseiling.’
    • ‘Organisers will offer the participants—who claim to be unable to survive without their smartphones, tablets, or computers —the chance to try back-to-basics outdoor activities potentially including hill walking, archery, and abseiling.’
    • ‘The Bond theme plays as he exits on his makeshift abseiling rope.’
    • ‘In the mid-levels of the tower, semi-external climbing and abseiling environments are located between the hexagrid skin and the central core, creating a 140-meter high elevated climbing experience.’

Pronunciation

abseiling

/ˈabseɪlɪŋ/