Definition of Belaying pin

1. Noun. A wood or metal bar to which a rope can be secured (as on a ship or in mountain climbing).

Generic synonyms: Bar
Category relationships: Ship



Definition of Belaying pin

1. Noun. (nautical) Any of the short lengths of wood, iron or brass set up in convenient places on a ship to secure running rigging. ¹

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Literary usage of Belaying pin

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1. The Kedge Anchor, Or Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1852)
"A BELAYING-PIN RACK Is a piece of wood with a number of holes through it, in which belaying-pins are stuck ; on the back part are several scores for the ..."

2. Standard Encyclopædia of Procedure by Edward W. Tuttle (1914)
"... by the throat began to drag him along the floor, and the said master having come down with an iron belaying pin endeavored to strike the ..."

3. The Barbary Coast: Sketches of French North Africa by Arthur] Bullard (1913)
"The first officer, trying to look unconcerned, was holding a stout belaying-pin in his hand. The Moorish thief got up slowly. As the chief had said, ..."

4. The United Service Magazine by Arthur William Alsager Pollock (1831)
"Captain Biden then ordered him to be placed in confinement ; he then became outrageous, seized an iron belaying-pin, and threatened to knock down the first ..."

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