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lay-by

noun uk   /ˈleɪ.baɪ/ us  

lay-by noun (ROAD)

[C] ( plural lay-bys) UK a place at the side of a road where a vehicle can stop for a short time without interrupting other traffic: We pulled into a lay-by to look at the map.
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lay-by noun (PAYMENT)

[U] Australian English a system of paying for goods in small amounts and receiving the goods after the full amount has been paid, or goods bought in this way
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