relay

Part of speech: verb

To lay again.

Part of speech: noun

A fresh set, as of horses; a change or shift.

Part of speech: noun

Elec. An electromagnetic device for opening and closing circuits.

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Usage examples "relay":

  1. His request for an engine had been refused, but a further relay of workmen was being sent down the line in a couple of hours' time, and he had obtained leave for himself and us to go with them. - "The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers", Mary Cholmondeley.
  2. There's a relay of stenographers waiting for you. - "The Lash", Olin L. Lyman.
  3. During the next night, however, they made good progress, and, coming to the groves of Abu Hamed in two days, rested for twelve hours there and mounted upon a fresh relay. - "The Four Feathers", A. E. W. Mason.