offlap

noun

: the progressive withdrawal of a sea from the land
also : the arrangement of the strata deposited on the floor of such a sea during its regression compare onlap, overlap

Word History

Etymology

off entry 3 + lap

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“Offlap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/offlap. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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