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belaying pin

noun, Nautical
1.
a short, round bar of metal or wood, inserted in a fife rail or pin rail, to which a rope is belayed.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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belaying pin

noun
1.
(nautical) a cylindrical, sometimes tapered pin, usually of metal or wood, that fits into a hole in a pin or fife rail: used for belaying
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