lay to

verb
laid to; laying to; lays to

Definition of lay to

transitive verb

: to bring (a ship) into the wind and hold stationary

First Known Use of lay to

1796, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Lay to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%20to. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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