noun Chiefly British.

a nap.

Origin of lie-down

First recorded in 1830–40; noun use of verb phrase lie down Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lie-down

Historical Examples of lie-down

  • May we see the horses, Mike—are they having their lie-down, or anything?


    W. A. Fraser

Word Origin and History for lie-down

period of rest reclining, 1840, from lie (v.2) + down (adv.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper