or lay·up

[ ley-uhp ]
/ ˈleɪˌʌp /


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.

Nearby words

  1. lay to rest,
  2. lay up,
  3. lay vicar,
  4. lay waste,
  5. lay-by,
  6. layabout,
  7. layamon,
  8. layard,
  9. layard, sir austen henry,
  10. layaway

Origin of lay-up

First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase lay up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lay-up

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