running belay

noun

mountaineering the clipping of the rope through a karabiner attached to a sling, piton, nut, etc, secured to the mountain: used by a leading climber of a team to reduce the length of a possible fallAlso called: runner

Nearby words

  1. runner's high,
  2. runner's knee,
  3. runner-up,
  4. running,
  5. running back,
  6. running board,
  7. running bond,
  8. running commentary,
  9. running dog,
  10. running english

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