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[ley-bak] /ˈleɪˌbæk/
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.
Rowing. the backward lean of an oarsman's body at the end of a stroke.
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. Unabridged
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  • 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


(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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