noun, plural lie-bys. British.

a paved section alongside a highway for automobiles in need of emergency repairs.
a railroad siding.

Nearby words

  1. lie up,
  2. lie with,
  3. lie, marius sophus,
  4. lie, trygve halvdan,
  5. lie-abed,
  6. lie-down,
  7. lie-in,
  8. lieberkühn,
  9. lieberkühn's crypt,
  10. lieberkühn's follicle

Origin of lie-by

First recorded in 1640–50; noun use of verb phrase lie by Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lie-by

  • Then we lie-by till three or four in the afternoon, or maybe longer, and trek the best part of the night.