Belay the last order.
An example of belay is to wrap a rope around a rock to support a mountain climber.
A large rock on a mountain is an example of a belay.
He would need an experienced partner to belay him on the difficult climbs.
Other Word Forms
Origin of belay
- Middle English bileggen to surround from Old English belecgan legh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition