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lay-up

or lay·up

[ley-uhp]
noun
  1. Basketball. a shot with one hand from a point close to the basket, in which a player shoots the ball toward the basket, often off the backboard.
  2. the operation of assembling veneers for pressing into plywood.
  3. the operation of applying alternate layers of material and a binder to form a bonded material.
  4. lay1(def 40).
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Origin of lay-up

First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase lay up
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Examples from the Web for lay-up

Historical Examples of lay-up

  • Evidently the Montana's lay-up had discouraged the mass of stockholders.

    Blow The Man Down

    Holman Day