unlay

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verb un·lay \-ˈlā\

Definition of unlay

unlaid

play \-ˈlād\

unlaying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to untwist the strands of (as a rope)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  untwist

Examples of unlay in a sentence

  1. <our tour guide at the maritime museum showed us how sailors used to unlay rope>

1726

First Known Use of unlay

1726


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