layback

/ˈleɪbæk/ (say 'laybak)

noun
1. a method of rock climbing in which the body is held in a nearly horizontal position by pulling with the hands on the near edge of a crack and pushing with the feet on the far side.
2. a section of kerbing which is graded to the gutter to allow smooth access for wheelchairs, prams, etc.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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