unlay(redirected from unlays)
v. un·laid (-lād′), un·lay·ing, un·lays Nautical
To untwist the strands of (a rope).
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vb, -lays, -laying or -laid
(tr) to untwist (a rope or cable) to separate its strands
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v.t. -laid, -lay•ing.
1. to separate (a strand) from a rope.
2. to untwist (a rope) in order to separate its strands.
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Past participle: unlaid
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