[ lahy-bahy ]

noun,plural lie-bys.British.
  1. a paved section alongside a highway for automobiles in need of emergency repairs.

  2. a railroad siding.

Origin of lie-by

First recorded in 1640–50; noun use of verb phrase lie by

Words Nearby lie-by Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lie-by in a sentence

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

    The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley | Bertram Mitford
  • A dozen tales of such were rife, and folks were more amused than amazed by Lob lie-by-the-fire's next prank.