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[ley-oh-ver] /ˈleɪˌoʊ vər/
Origin of layover
1870-75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase lay over Unabridged
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Examples from the web for layover
  • Although the battery would be exhausted faster, it could be recharged during a break in a meeting or at a layover in an airport.
  • By the end of their fortnight layover, some birds achieve outright corpulence, their breasts swaying pendulously with every step.
  • During your next airport layover or flight delay, skip the fast food and munch on gourmet cuisine.
  • Take a walk on the wild side during your next layover.
  • The hotel also features day-let rooms for travelers needing to freshen up during a layover.
  • Consultation and layover provisions for, and effective date of, proclaimed actions.
  • For the inclusion of idling locomotive noise sources, use layover tracks as a stationary source.
  • Consultation and layover provisions for, and effective date of, pro claimed actions.
  • layover zones may be located in either neighborhood.
British Dictionary definitions for layover

lay over

verb (adverb)
(transitive) to postpone for future action
(intransitive) to make a temporary stop in a journey
a break in a journey, esp in waiting for a connection
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Word Origin and History for layover

also lay-over, "a stop overnight," 1873, from lay (v.) + over. Earlier as "a cloth laid over a table-cloth" (1777).

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