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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Roads
lay-byˈlay-by noun (plural lay-bys) [countable]  British EnglishTTR a space next to a road where vehicles can stop
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lay-byDozens of officers descended when one convoy stopped in a lay-by.George pulled into a lay-by and gingerly fingered through the wallet with renewed twinges of horror.Set into the trees across from the lay-by was the Mühltalperle coffee house.I'd seen his lorry in the lay-by.Dozens of drivers had stopped in the lay-by and thousands driven past.Assuming he quit the lay-by about twelve-twenty.It was bigger than the lay-by of yesterday, shaded by leafy beech trees that flanked the road on both sides.The lay-by was three miles away.
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