Meaning of belay
Pronunciation: (bi-lā'), [key]
— v., n. -layed, -lay•ing,
- to fasten (a rope) by winding around a pin or short rod inserted in a holder so that both ends of the rod are clear.
- to secure (a person) by attaching to one end of a rope.
- to secure (a rope) by attaching to a person or to an object offering stable support.
- (used chiefly in the imperative) Belay that, the meeting will be at 0900 instead of 0800.
- to cease (an action); stop.
- to ignore (an announcement, order, etc.):Belay that, the meeting will be at 0900 instead of 0800.
- to belay a rope: Belay on that cleat over there.
- a rock, bush, or other object sturdy enough for a running rope to be passed around it to secure a hold.
- belay (Thesaurus)