unlay

verb
un·​lay | \ ˌən-ˈlā How to pronounce unlay (audio) \
unlaid\ ˌən-​ˈlād How to pronounce unlay (audio) \; unlaying

Definition of unlay

transitive verb

: to untwist the strands of unlay a rope

Examples of unlay in a Sentence

our tour guide at the maritime museum showed us how sailors used to unlay rope

First Known Use of unlay

1726, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Unlay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlay. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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