Lay-by meaning

lābī
The definition of a lay-by is the wider part of a narrow body of water where a boat can anchor temporarily or pass other watercraft.

An example of a lay-by is a wider place where a boat on a canal would be able to pass and move ahead of other boats.

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A widened section of a stream, canal, etc. where vessels can lay over or pass.
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A railroad siding.
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A widened section as along a highway, for emergency parking.
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Alternative spelling of lay-by.
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(UK) A paved area at the side of a highway designated for drivers to stop in, for emergency parking, or where vehicles can wait, with larger lay-bys possibly having facilities like food vendors or public telephones.
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(UK) A railroad siding; a second, short railroad track just to the side of a railroad track, connected with the main track by a switch and used for unloading, bypassing, etc.
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(nautical) A widened section of a narrow river or canal, formed to one side so as to leave the channel free, for mooring of vessels, where vessels can lay over or allow others to pass.
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(Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) A method of retail purchase in which the selected goods are set aside and the customer pays for them in instalments, receiving them when fully paid; layaway.
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