Definition of belaying pin in English:

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belaying pin

Pronunciation: /bəˈlāiNG pin/ Pronunciation: /bēˈlāiNG ˌpin/


A pin or rod, typically of metal or wood, used on board ship and in mountaineering to secure a rope fastened around it.
Example sentences
  • In deciding what size belaying pins to use on your model there are some general rules to follow.
  • In FIG.2, the line is shown as loosely wound around the belaying pins for purposes of illustration.
  • As only one size of belaying pin was kept on board, its diameter was that of the thickest rope to be belayed.

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Syllabification: be·lay·ing pin

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