Definition of Rope down

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

Exact synonyms: Abseil, Rappel
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Entails: Mountaineer
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rope Down

ropa vieja
ropable
ropalic
ropalocytosis
rope
rope's-end
rope's-ended
rope's-ending
rope's-ends
rope-a-dope
rope-a-dopes
rope-maker
rope-walk
rope bridge
rope burn
rope down (current term)
rope flap
rope in
rope ladder
rope off
rope tow
rope up
rope yard
rope yarn
ropeable
ropeband
ropebands
ropebark
ropebridge
roped

Literary usage of Rope down

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1. A Practical Treatise on Rail-roads, and Interior Communication in General by Nicholas Wood (1838)
"In this latter case, if there be any excess, or preponderance of gravity, in the descending carriages, beyond what is requisite to drag the rope down the ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Rail-roads, and Interior Communication in General by Nicholas Wood (1838)
"In this latter case, if there be any excess, or preponderance of gravity, in the descending carriages, beyond what is requisite to drag the rope down the ..."

3. A Text-book of Coal-mining: For the Use of Colliery Managers and Others by Herbert William Hughes (1904)
"Keeping the rope down.—Where the gradients vary considerably, especially at the foot of a steep incline, when the ropes work over the tubs and open-topped ..."

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