Definition of lay-by noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈleɪ baɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈleɪ baɪ//
    Types of road
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  1. 1[countable] (British English) an area at the side of a road where vehicles may stop for a short time He pulled into the lay-by and got out to see what was wrong with the car. Wordfinderbypass, carriageway, diversion, hard shoulder, lane, lay-by, motorway, road, roundabout, signpost See related entries: Types of road
  2. 2[uncountable] (Australian English, New Zealand English, South African English) a system of paying some money for an article so that it is kept for you and you can pay the rest of the money later You could secure it on lay-by.

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