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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All the lighting, including the navigation lights, were powered by kerosene which was easy to come by and with a bit of attention a block and tackle and belaying pins rarely ever give problems!
The main deck reinforces this feeling of romance and adventure as you take in the four gigantic masts on which most of the 16 sails are frequently set, joined together in a seemingly endless web of ropes, timber blocks and massive belaying pins. The expansive teak decks give ample space to relax or to play in the two swimming pools, the Tropical Bar, Piano Bar or the Edwardian style library, full of books and board games.
Our tools ranged from fire axes to sledgehammers, crowbars to old-fashioned belaying pins, steel bars to carpenters' hammers.