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Definition of underlay noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

underlay

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈʌndəleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌndərleɪ//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a layer of thick material placed under a carpet to protect it Word Origin Old English underlecgan (from under- and the verb lay).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: underlay

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