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English definition of “lay-by”

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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Road surfaces and features

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 wayParts of shops, shop fittings and retail activities
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