lie-by

[ lahy-bahy ]
/ ˈlaɪˌbaɪ /

noun, plural lie-bys. British.

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

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.