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layover

[ley-oh-ver] /ˈleɪˌoʊ vər/
noun
1.
Origin of layover
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase lay over
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  • The layover on Mars was short, and the thrill was no longer new.

    Luna Escapade H. B. Fyfe
  • At Sun river an unexpected halt was made; we called it a layover.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • It was just after their layover at Rockton when a messenger had come from the assistant superintendent to the roundhouse.

Word Origin and History for layover
n.

also lay-over, "a stop overnight," 1873, from lay (v.) + over. Earlier as "a cloth laid over a table-cloth" (1777).

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