underlayer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

under- +‎ layer

NounEdit

underlayer (plural underlayers)

  1. A layer that is below another layer.
  2. (mining) A perpendicular shaft sunk to cut the lode at any required depth.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 17:19