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[mass noun] A method of climbing a crack in rock by leaning back and pulling with the hands on one face, with the feet against the other face.
- ‘The first layback I actually enjoyed was on a rock with loads of friction, i.e. I didn't have to lean back all that much!’
- ‘The oldest of the crew, Jeff, threw back some layback frontal rocks and inverts.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.