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belaying pin

[bi′lā·iŋ ‚pin]
(naval architecture)
A pin-shaped metal rod about which ropes are secured on shipboard.
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Our tools ranged from fire axes to sledgehammers, crowbars to old-fashioned belaying pins, steel bars to carpenters' hammers.
Turns out the owner (same guy who fancied Napoleon) picked up a collection of clipper ship models while in Cape Cod and opted for the old salt decor here: ship's clock, Honduran mahogany bar, crow's nest on a load-bearing pillar, belaying pins, lots of brass.
How it's used: The ship's sheaves, wooden blocks, belaying pins, and dead-eyes, all components of the rigging, are made of lignumvitae.