laydown

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lay +‎ down, from lay down

Noun[edit]

laydown ‎(plural laydowns)

  1. (usually uncountable) The act of laying something down
    • 1992, T.S. Shuler et al., “Design and Construction of Asphalt Concrete Using Polymer Modified Asphalt Binders”, in Polymer Modified Asphalt Binders[1], ISBN 0803114133, page 125:
      However, significant smoke was observed during laydown of this mixture.
  2. (publishing) A physical mockup or layout of a page design
    • 2006, Susan Linnet Cox, Photo Styling[2], ISBN 1581154526, page 114:
      It was a week's worth of laydowns portraying the full line of athletic clothing for that season []
  3. (military) A pattern of deployment
    • 1984, Ashton B. Carter et al., Ballistic Missile Defense[3], ISBN 0815713118, page 141:
      The offense could contrive a variety of laydowns to intensify the defense's problems.
  4. (bridge) A hand which is so strong that the declarer can simply expose it and claim the number of tricks required by his or her contract
    • 2008, December 26, “Phillip Alder”, in Set the Toys Aside and Listen to What the Cards Are Saying[4]:
      North-South rested in five spades, with grand slams in spades and clubs laydown.
  5. (fishing) A tree fallen in water, where anglers might target fish
    • 2007, February 7, “Tim Tucker”, in 10 tips for fishing fallen trees[5]:
      The most important thing to consider when fishing laydowns is to perfectly position your boat before making your very first cast

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