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Rope down   /roʊp daʊn/   Listen
Rope down

Lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside.  Synonyms: abseil, rappel.  "You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing"

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"Rope down" Quotes from Famous Books

... your way so you couldn't throw your rope down on the pink-eyed one and trip him. I'll ...
— The Pony Rider Boys in Montana • Frank Gee Patchin

... I cried, rolling over in the narrow crevasse, and wondering dazedly how far I had fallen through the snow. A muffled voice came from above: We'll have a rope down to you in a minute. Tie that bottle of brandy on the end of it, I suggested, and it'll come faster. [The student will here insert a sentence of his ...
— The Century Handbook of Writing • Garland Greever

... slamming the rope down on the wharf. "There's the old thing. Didn't I tell you there was no 'Red Rover' on the end ...
— The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat • Janet Aldridge

... afraid I shall not be able to get that rope down, sir," said Phil politely to the farmer. "I am sorry. I had not figured on that before. If you will be good enough to tell me how much the rope is worth I shall be glad to pay you for it. I can cut it off up near the little door there, so it will not look quite so ...
— The Circus Boys on the Plains • Edgar B. P. Darlington

... his end of it fast to the two ends of the black bundles, and backing out as far as he could, he let them both down gently into the water, and pulled away, leaving the Children of the King alone on the ledge. He had managed to bring the rope down through the cleft, so that it could not easily be seen from the sea. The boys waited some time before either of them spoke, although ...
— The Children of the King • F. Marion Crawford

Words linked to "Rope down" :   descend, abseil, go down, come down, athletics, mountaineer, sport, fall

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