belaying pin definition by Webster's New World
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a removable wooden or metal pin in the rail of a ship, around which ropes can be fastened
belaying pin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A short, removable wooden or metal pin fitted in a hole in the rail of a boat and used for securing running gear.