British. (on a road or railroad) a place beside the main road or track where vehicles may wait.
Nautical. a mooring place in a narrow river or canal, formed to one side so as to leave the channel free.
(Brit) a place for drivers to stop at the side of a main road
(nautical) an anchorage in a narrow waterway, away from the channel
a small railway siding where rolling stock may be stored or parked
(Austral & NZ, South African) a system of payment whereby a buyer pays a deposit on an article, which is reserved for him until he has paid the full price
(transitive) to set aside or save for future needs
Also lay to. to cause (a sailing vessel) to stop in open water or (of a sailing vessel) to stop
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noun 1. Commerce. one of a certain number of days allowed by a charter party for loading or unloading a vessel without demurrage. 2. Nautical. a day in which a vessel is delayed in port.
/ˈleɪdiːz/ plural noun 1. (informal) a jocular spelling of ladies, as pronounced in a mid-Atlantic accent
[ley-doun] /ˈleɪˌdaʊn/ noun, Bridge. 1. a hand held by a declarer that is or can be played with all cards exposed because no action by the opponents can prevent the declarer from taking the number of tricks necessary to make the contract. 2. an unbeatable contract that can so easily be made that a declarer […]