lay day

  1. Commerce. one of a certain number of days allowed by a charter party for loading or unloading a vessel without demurrage.
  2. Nautical. a day in which a vessel is delayed in port.

Origin of lay day

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for lay days

lay days

pl n
  1. commerce the number of days permitted for the loading or unloading of a ship without payment of demurrage
  2. nautical the time during which a ship is kept from sailing because of loading, bad weather, etc
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