To lay-on or protect to decorate
- turn a rope round an object or individual being secure it or him
- fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
- anything to which a mountain climber's line is secured
- To lay-on or cover; to adorn.
- To make fast, as a rope, by taking a few turns with itu000du000a round a pin, cleat, or kevel.
- To lay in watch for with a view to assault. Ergo: to block up or impair.
"to secure or fasten," from Old English bilecgan, which, among various other sensory faculties, implied "to set a thing about" (with other things), from be- + lecgan "to set" (see lay (v.)). The only surviving feeling may be the nautical among "coil a running rope round a cleat or pin to secure it" (also used in mountain-climbing), very first attested 1540s; but this is perhaps a cognate term, from Dutch beleggen.
Is a safety measure that anchors the climbers in case of a fall occurring. (sport: security precautions)
- a significant protection measure that anchors the climbers in case a fall takes place. (sport: Mountaineering)
- acquiring a rope around a cleat in figure-of-eight turns. (sport: Yachting)
(v. t.) To lay on or protect; to decorate.
- (v. t.) To create fast, as a rope, if you take several turns with-it round a pin, cleat, or kevel.
- (v. t.) To rest in watch for with a view to assault. Thus: to prevent up or impair.