belaying pin


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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.
The full length of the Burma teak deck is cluttered with electric winches, halyards, belaying pins, lines, shackles, ventilators, lifeboats, and deck chairs arranged around three swimming pools.
How it's used: The ship's sheaves, wooden blocks, belaying pins, and dead-eyes, all components of the rigging, are made of lignumvitae.