inlay verb definition in Describing architecture topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

inlay

 verb: Describing architecture topic
BrE /ˌɪnˈleɪ/ ; NAmE /ˌɪnˈleɪ/ (inlaying, inlaid, inlaid BrE /ˌɪnˈleɪd/ ; NAmE /ˌɪnˈleɪd/ ) [often passive] inlay A (with B) | inlay B (in/into A) to decorate the surface of something by putting pieces of wood or metal into it in such a way that the surface remains smooth The lid of the box had been inlaid with silver. Gold and silver had been inlaid into the lid of the box.

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