|—n , pl lyings-in|
|a. confinement in childbirth|
|b. (as modifier): a lying-in hospital|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
lying-in ly·ing-in (lī'ĭng-ĭn')
n. pl. ly·ings-in (lī'ĭngz-) or ly·ing-ins
A state attending childbirth. adj.
Of or intended for use during childbirth.