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onlap

[on-lap, awn-] /ˈɒnˌlæp, ˈɔn-/
noun, Geology.
1.
the advance of a sea beyond its former shore.
2.
the layer or layers of sedimentary rock formed on a sea floor as a result of this advance.
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Origin of onlap
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; on + lap3
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