[ lahy-bahy ]
/ ˈlaɪˌbaɪ /
noun, plural lie-bys. British.
a paved section alongside a highway for automobiles in need of emergency repairs.
a railroad siding.
How To Use “Lay” vs. “Lie”The difference between the verbs lay and lie is one of English’s most confusing questions. Both words involve something or someone in a horizontal position, but where the two words deviate has to do with who or what is horizontal.
Origin of lie-by
First recorded in 1640–50; noun use of verb phrase lie by
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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.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford