Belayed



Nautical. to fasten (a rope) by winding around a pin or short rod inserted in a holder so that both ends of the rod are clear.
Mountain Climbing.

to secure (a person) by attaching to one end of a rope.
to secure (a rope) by attaching to a person or to an object offering stable support.

to cease (an action); stop.
to ignore (an announcement, order, etc.):
Belay that, the meeting will be at 0900 instead of 0800.

to belay a rope:
Belay on that cleat over there.
Mountain Climbing. a rock, bush, or other object sturdy enough for a running rope to be passed around it to secure a hold.
Historical Examples

On Yachts and Yacht Handling Thomas Fleming Day
The Grain Ship Morgan Robertson
Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871 Various
The Uttermost Farthing R. Austin Freeman
Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 35, November 26, 1870 Various
Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
Turned Adrift Harry Collingwood
The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
In Greek Waters G. A. Henty

verb -lays, -laying, -layed
(nautical) to make fast (a line) by securing to a pin, cleat, or bitt
(usually imperative) (nautical) to stop; cease
(mountaineering) (ˈbiːˌleɪ). to secure (a climber) to a mountain by tying the rope off round a rock spike, piton, nut, etc
noun
(mountaineering) (ˈbiːˌleɪ). the attachment (of a climber) to a mountain by tying the rope off round a rock spike, piton, nut, etc, to safeguard the party in the event of a fall See also running belay
v.

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