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layback

[ley-bak] /ˈleɪˌbæk/
noun
1.
Figure Skating. a spin, usually performed by a woman, in which the upper body is arched backward and the free leg lifted and turned out from the hip.
2.
Rowing. the backward lean of an oarsman's body at the end of a stroke.
3.
Mountain Climbing. a method of entering a vertical crack by leaning back and pulling on one side of the crack while pushing against the other side with the feet.
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Examples from the web for layback
  • She was fourth after the short program, but won the free skate with five triple jumps and a beautifully-executed layback spin.
  • Positional data in this report were not corrected for layback and thus represent only approximate locations.
  • Cable layback was not measured directly but was estimated to be less than or equal to the water depth during the deployments.
  • No layback or offset was applied to the recorded position.
British Dictionary definitions for layback

layback

/ˈleɪˌbæk/
noun
1.
(mountaineering) a technique for climbing cracks by pulling on one side of the crack with the hands and pressing on the other with the feet
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