lay day


: one of the days allowed by the charter for loading or unloading a vessel
: a day of delay in port

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lay day was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Lay day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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