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Belay

BELAY (from the same O. Eng. origin as "lay"; cf. Dutch beleggen), a nautical term for making ropes fast round a pin. In earlier days the word was synonymous with "waylay" or "surround."

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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