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Noun: belay  bi'ley
  1. Something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured
Verb: belay  bi'ley
  1. Turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
  2. Fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat

Derived forms: belayed, belays, belaying

Type of: fasten, fix, outcrop, outcropping, rock outcrop, secure

Encyclopedia: Belay