onlap

noun

1
: progressive submergence of land by an advancing sea
2
: the arrangement of strata deposited on the floor of an advancing sea during its advance compare offlap, overlap

Word History

Etymology

on + lap, noun

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“Onlap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onlap. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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