corde en rab

English translation: spare rope

16:20 Oct 11, 2017
French to English translations [PRO]
Slang / sports/mountaineering
French term or phrase: corde en rab
This is from a video subtitle, the context is 2 guys are scaling a cliff and one asks the other,
"Vous avez une corde en rab?"

Not sure if this is mountainese slang or what?
Timothy Rake
United States
Local time: 15:17
English translation:spare rope
Not a mountain term - "en rab" is slang for spare/leftover etc.
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Philippa Smith
Local time: 00:17
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5 +7spare rope
Philippa Smith



4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +7
spare rope

Not a mountain term - "en rab" is slang for spare/leftover etc.

Philippa Smith
Local time: 00:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Asker: Merci!

Asker: Merci Phillipa

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: The very first Google hit tells you what it means.
30 mins
  -> Ta Phil. Sure, but you know how it can be sometimes, you don't "see" something obvious, and I imagine Timothy was looking for the term as a whole, thinking it was a technical thing. ;-)

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Yup. Kids at the school canteen sometimes ask for "du rab".//Indeed. And thank you patrickfor, as I have seen this as "rab' ".
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Nikki. Yes, it's used for everything.

agree  Catharine Cellier-Smart
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Catharine

agree  writeaway:
2 hrs
  -> Thanks writeaway

agree  Daryo
5 hrs
  -> Thanks Daryo

agree  patrickfor: rab also spelt rabe -from rabiot- means "en plus" "en trop"
18 hrs
  -> Thanks Patrick

agree  Natalie Broady
1 day 44 mins
  -> Thanks Natalie
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