[ ley-bak ]
/ ˈleɪˌbæk /
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Figure Skating. a spin, usually performed by a woman, in which the upper body is arched backward and the free leg lifted and turned out from the hip.
Rowing. the backward lean of an oarsman's body at the end of a stroke.
Mountain Climbing. a method of entering a vertical crack by leaning back and pulling on one side of the crack while pushing against the other side with the feet.
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British Dictionary definitions for layback
/ (ˈleɪˌbæk) /
mountaineering a technique for climbing cracks by pulling on one side of the crack with the hands and pressing on the other with the feet
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