interlay

verb
in·​ter·​lay | \ ˈin-tər-ˌlā How to pronounce interlay (audio) \
interlaid\ ˈin-​tər-​ˌlād How to pronounce interlay (audio) \; interlaying

Definition of interlay

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive + intransitive

: interlayer Honda Europe says a whole series of noise-reduction initiatives were introduced … including … interlaying a sound-insulating material into the windscreen …— Rob Maetzig Arrange slices tomatoes and zucchini over onion mix in alternating rows, interlaying slices like tiles on a roof, and seasoning as you go.— David Herbert … What was interesting about my story was not my story solely, but the fact that it interlays with all these others.— Piper Kerman

interlay

noun
plural interlays

Definition of interlay (Entry 2 of 2)

: interlayer The interlay is intended to stop wind-driven snow and rain from going up between the shakes.Principles of Home Inspection: Roofing Remove the printing plate from its mount and place an interlay between them.

First Known Use of interlay

Verb

1613, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Interlay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interlay. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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