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Date: 1900-2000
Language: French
Origin: rappeler 'to bring back to yourself'

rappel

verb
     
rap‧pel past tense and past participle rappelled, present participle rappelling [intransitive] American English
to go down a cliff or rock by sliding down a rope and touching the rock or cliff with your feet [= abseil British English]
rappel noun [countable]

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