underlayer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ layer

Noun[edit]

underlayer (plural underlayers)

  1. A layer that is below another layer.
    Synonyms: substrate, substratum
  2. (mining) A perpendicular shaft sunk to cut the lode at any required depth.[1]
  3. One who underlays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1849-1850, John Weale, Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms used in Architecture, Building, and Engineering

underlayer in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Verb[edit]

underlayer (third-person singular simple present underlayers, present participle underlayering, simple past and past participle underlayered)

  1. To form a layer beneath another

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