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[ awf-lap, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˌlæp, ˈɒf- /

noun Geology.

the retreat of a sea from its shore.
a sequence of layers of sedimentary rock formed during a retreat of the sea.

Nearby words

officious will, officiously, offing, offish, offishly, offlap, offline, offload, offprint, offscouring, offscourings

Origin of offlap

First recorded in 1905–10; off + lap3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019