Definitions for lay-by

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pull-off, rest area, rest stop, layby, lay-by(noun)

    designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily


  1. lay-by(Noun)

    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.

  2. lay-by(Noun)

    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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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


especially in Britain, a short extra part at the side of a road for people to stop their cars in, out of the way of the traffic.

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