lay-by - definition and synonyms

noun 

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singularlay-by
plurallay-bys
  1. 1
    [countable] British an area provided by the side of a road where vehicles can stop for a short period of time
  2. 2
    [uncountable] Australian a method of buying goods from a shop by which a customer pays a small amount of money so that the shop will keep the goods for them until they pay the rest