noun \ˈin-ˌlī(-ə)r\

Definition of INLIER

:  a mass of rock whose outcrop is surrounded by rock of younger age
:  a distinct area or formation completely surrounded by another; also :  enclave

Origin of INLIER

3in + outlier
First Known Use: circa 1859


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