lay days


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lay days

pl n
1. (Commerce) commerce the number of days permitted for the loading or unloading of a ship without payment of demurrage
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical the time during which a ship is kept from sailing because of loading, bad weather, etc
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Hawkett and Pearce scored the daily double when they were drawn to receive a lift stand launch and two free lay days, kindly donated by the Noakes Group.
The vessel has to be provided within the lay days which are less than two months away.
"It does feel quite strange to do one race and normally at our 49er World Championships you don't have lay days so it was quite a novelty for us potentially having one.
Failed to clean up her vomit or change Britney as she lay days from death.