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interlay

verb in·ter·lay \ ˈin-tər-ˌlā \

Definition of interlay

interlaid play \ˈin-tər-ˌlād\; interlaying
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

First Known Use of interlay

1613

in the meaning defined above

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interlay

noun

Definition of interlay

plural interlays
: 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

1901

in the meaning defined above

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