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lay day

noun
1.
Commerce. one of a certain number of days allowed by a charter party for loading or unloading a vessel without demurrage.
2.
Nautical. a day in which a vessel is delayed in port.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for lay days

lay days

plural noun
1.
(commerce) the number of days permitted for the loading or unloading of a ship without payment of demurrage
2.
(nautical) the time during which a ship is kept from sailing because of loading, bad weather, etc
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