Definitions for "Belay"
Keywords:  climber, belayer, climb, fall, friction
To make fast, as a rope, by taking several turns with it round a pin, cleat, or kevel.
Method of holding the rope to safeguard a climber or swimmer rescuer.
"to make fast", or to keep from slipping. In climbing circles, when a climbing rope is attached to a climber at one end and threaded through a friction device or around a partner at the other, that rope can be belayed-stopped on a dime-should the climber fall.
Keywords:  cleat, bitt, pin, colcord, bight
To hold fast.
"To make a line fast by throwing turns around an upright pin, called a belaying-pin, which passes through a hole in the rail." (Colcord)
fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
Secure a line without a knot or hitch. Also, command to stop or cease action.
To wrap a line around a rock or tree so as to slow or stop Slippage. This technique allows one man to hold a line under great pull.
to cancel an order; to stop; to firmly secure a line.
Keywords:  parbuckle, foul
Foul Parbuckle
Keywords:  adorn, lay, cover
To lay on or cover; to adorn.
Keywords:  assault, lie, obstruct, hence, wait
To lie in wait for with a view to assault. Hence: to block up or obstruct.
Keywords:  taut, abort, pull, action, order
1. To pull a line taut. 2. To abort an action. E.g. "Belay that order."
Keywords:  rescue, descent, teams, angle, low
Term used by high/low angle rescue teams, for the act of one person controlling the descent of another person or object.
Keywords:  ladder, manner, secure, attach, fixed
The attachment of a man or a ladder to a securely fixed object. To attach in this manner.
to make secure
Keywords:  cancel, action, take, order, place
Cancel what was said or an action to take place (as in "Belay that order").