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Origin of layover

1870–75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase lay over Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for layover

hiatus, respite, stopover, delay, pause, stop, rest

Examples from the Web for layover

Contemporary Examples of layover

Historical Examples of layover

  • The layover on Mars was short, and the thrill was no longer new.

    Luna Escapade

    H. B. Fyfe

  • At Sun river an unexpected halt was made; we called it a layover.

    Then and Now

    Robert Vaughn

  • It was just after their layover at Rockton when a messenger had come from the assistant superintendent to the roundhouse.

Word Origin and History for layover

also lay-over, "a stop overnight," 1873, from lay (v.) + over. Earlier as "a cloth laid over a table-cloth" (1777).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper