exclave

[ eks-kleyv ]
/ ˈɛks kleɪv /

noun

a portion of a country geographically separated from the main part by surrounding alien territory: West Berlin was an exclave of West Germany.

Nearby words

  1. exclamation,
  2. exclamation mark,
  3. exclamation point,
  4. exclamatory,
  5. exclaustration,
  6. exclosure,
  7. excludable,
  8. exclude,
  9. excluded middle,
  10. excluding

Origin of exclave

1885–90; ex-1 + -clave, modeled on enclave

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for exclave

exclave

/ (ˈɛkskleɪv) /

noun

a part of a country entirely surrounded by foreign territory: viewed from the position of the home countryCompare enclave

Word Origin for exclave

C20: from ex- 1 + -clave, on the model of enclave

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for exclave

exclave

[ ĕksklāv′ ]

n.

An outlying, detached portion of a gland or other part, as of the thyroid or pancreas; an accessory gland.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.