lay-by definition

  • noun:
    • A paved area beside a highway designated for motorists to stop in, for disaster parking, or in which vehicles can wait, with bigger lay-bys perhaps having facilities like meals vendors or general public telephones.
    • A railroad siding; an additional, brief railway track simply to the medial side of a railroad track, linked to the primary track by a switch and useful for unloading, bypassing, etc.
    • A widened area of a narrow lake or channel, formed to 1 side in order to keep the channel free, for mooring of vessels, in which vessels can lay-over or enable other individuals to pass.
    • a way of retail buy when the selected items are put aside therefore the client covers them in instalments, obtaining them when completely compensated; layaway.

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