verb (used with object), in·laid, in·lay·ing.
Origin of inlay
Examples from the Web for inlay
He was exceedingly fond of inlay, and his designs called for inlaid panels, borders, and festoons.
Chairs were broad in the seat and high of back with wide splats, often decorated with inlay, in the early part of the period.
There are, as has been pointed out, two very distinct forms of inlay, one of which is possibly the outcome of the other.Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,
The various portions of inlay are then cut from different veneers of the desired colour and fitted into their places.Intarsia and Marquetry|F. Hamilton Jackson
To make a rapid survey we must commence with the art of inlay.Chats on Old Clocks|Arthur Hayden