lay day


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. lay baptism,
  2. lay brother,
  3. lay by,
  4. lay claim to,
  5. lay clerk,
  6. lay days,
  7. lay down,
  8. lay down the law,
  9. lay eyes on,
  10. lay figure

Origin of lay day

First recorded in 1835–45

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