lay days

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:
1835–45

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lay days
 
pl n
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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