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Meaning of “lay-by” in the English Dictionary

"lay-by" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈleɪ.baɪ/
  • lay-by noun (ROAD)

[C] (plural lay-bys) UK a ​place at the ​side of a ​road where a ​vehicle can ​stop for a ​shorttime 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 ​smallamounts and ​receiving the ​goods after the ​fullamount has been ​paid, or ​goodsbought in this way
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