offlap

[ 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.

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Origin of offlap

First recorded in 1905–10; off + lap3
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