laydown, n.

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Jan 19 22:55:39 UTC 2013 has:

(publishing) A physical mockup or layout of a page design
(military) A pattern of deployment

The OED has two nouns for "lay-down," but neither cover this meaning.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Jan 19, 2013, at 2:02 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> CNN reported a day or two ago - without feeling the need to define it -
> that a U.S. drone had flown over the whereabouts of the hostages in Algeria
> so as to "get a laydown of the area."
> I assume it means a panoramic digital photo, even though, for the
> well-known reason,.one should never "assume."

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