- 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.
- the operation of assembling veneers for pressing into plywood.
- the operation of applying alternate layers of material and a binder to form a bonded material.
- lay1(def 40).
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
Evidently the Montana's lay-up had discouraged the mass of stockholders.Blow The Man Down