belay definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • Nautical To secure or make fast (a rope, for example) by winding on a cleat or pin.
    • To secure (a mountain climber, for instance) at the end of a length of rope.
    • To cause to quit.
    • To lay on or cover; to adorn.
    • to create quickly, as a rope, by firmly taking a few turns with-it round a pin, cleat, or kevel.
    • To rest in wait for with a view to assault. Ergo: to stop up or obstruct.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • become made safe.
    • found in the imperative as an order to end: Belay there!
  • noun:
    • The securing of a rope on a rock or other projection during climbing.
    • An object, eg a rock, to which a mountain climber's line may be guaranteed.
    • The securing of a rope to a rock or other projection.
    • the item to which a rope is secured.
    • A location at which a climber prevents and develops an anchor with which to secure his/or the woman partner.
    • some thing that a mountain climber's line can be secured
  • verb:
    • To surround; environ; inclose.
    • To overlay; adorn.
    • To besiege; invest; surround.
    • To rest in await so that you can attack; block up or impair.
    • to produce (a rope) quickly by-turning it round a fastening point such as a cleat or piton.
    • To secure (someone) to a rope or (a rope) to you.
    • To lay apart; end; cancel.
    • The general command to get rid of or stop.
    • which will make a line fast by turns around a cleat, pin, or bitt.
    • fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
    • turn a rope round an object or individual being secure it or him
  • others:
    • To encircle; environ; inclose.
    • To overlay; adorn.
    • To besiege; invest; surround.
    • To rest in watch for in order to strike; thus, to stop up or obstruct.
    • Nautical, to fasten, or make fast, by winding round a belaying-pin, cleat, or cavel: applied mainly to operating rigging.

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