layup (plural layups)
- (basketball) A close-range shot in which the shooter banks the ball off the backboard from a few feet away.
- (colloquial) A relatively easy task.
- Meeting the numbers will be a layup, if not a slam dunk.
- The state of being laid up.
- The ship endured an interminable layup in the harbor lasting nearly a month.
- (rail transport, countable or uncountable) A track used to store train cars.
- The caboose, long decrepit, rested on a forgotten layup just north of the dry riverbed.
- 2005, Solis, Julia, New York Underground: The Anatomy of a City, New York City: Routledge, →ISBN, page 83:
- The City Hall station on the BMT line [...] has a lower level that was never put into service. Yet the platforms have been maintained, are well illuminated, and serve as a layup and storage area for the MTA.
- (rail transport) A train car sitting in storage (laid up), often overnight.
- Though I knew we shouldn't be there, she pulled me out of the tunnel and into the dark layup, its floors still grubby from the morning commute many hours ago.
- 2010, Carlo, Michele, Fish Out of Agua: My Life on Neither Side of the (Subway) Tracks, New York City: Citadel Press, →ISBN, page 88:
- A nonmoving empty train, or a layup, was easiest to pin down at night or on weekends when trains would park on the dormant stretches of express tracks.
- (materials science) The process of applying alternate layers of a material and a binding agent to form a composite material.
- Forgetting to clear the sawdust around his workshop, Payton ended up contaminating the resin-ply matrix with wood particles during his hand layup.
- 2015, Fong, T. C.; Saba, N.; Liew, C. K.; De Silva, R.; Enamul Hoque, M.; Goh, K. L., “Yarn Flax Fibres for Polymer-Coated Sutures and Hand Layup Polymer Composite Laminates”, in Salit, M.; Jawaid, M.; Yusoff, N.; Hoque, M., editors, Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites, Cham: Springer, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-07944-8_8, →ISBN, page 155:
- In addition to employing flax fibres for polymer-coated sutures, more recently, flax fibres have been proposed for reinforcing polymer composites, such as hand layup laminated scaffolds in tissue engineering.