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1. belay

verb. fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unstaple
  • unbar

Etymology

  • beleggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. belay

verb. turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • unzip
  • unchain
  • dislodge

Etymology

  • beleggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. belay

noun. something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured.

Synonyms

  • outcropping
  • outcrop

Antonyms

  • unwire
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • beleggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word belay


1. Noun, singular or mass
Climbers with experience are able to take the free belay class to climb on their own.

2. Verb, base form
Climbers who are under the age of 14 are not permitted to belay for others in their party, though a parent or older guest may belay in a young climber's place.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
For beginning climbers, the gym offers belay lessons or climbers may choose to learn the necessary skills from an advanced climbing partner before taking the skills test.

4. Noun, plural
Although reservations are recommended for climbers who need belay assistance, they are not required for individuals who just want to drop in.

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