belay belay

Definition(s):

  1. (n) something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured
  2. (v) turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
  3. (v) fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat

Usage(s):

  1. But my brother had held the belay, and they came back closer.
  2. Fay went back to court to protest that Conner should compete in a boat similar to New Zealand, but Justice Carmen Ciparick told him to belay the wind.
  3. Aguilar was highly trained for the ring's SWAT-style ops--to fly single-engine planes, for instance, and belay from a helicopter.

News

  • Training to save lives

    Burlington firefighter Andy Brown (left) releases tension on a weighted rope anchored by a belay during a confined space rescue training exercise Tuesday at Sedro-Woolley Fire Station One.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Anacortes American

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