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offlap

[ awf-lap, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˌlæp, ˈɒf- /
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noun Geology.
the retreat of a sea from its former shore.
a sequence of layers of sedimentary rock formed during the retreat of a sea.
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Origin of offlap

First recorded in 1905–10; off + lap3
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