Inroad

Definition of Inroad

In`road´   Pronunciation: ĭn`rōd´
n.1.The entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; a sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment.
The loss of Shrewsbury exposed all North Wales to the daily inroads of the enemy.
- Clarendon.
v. t.1.To make an inroad into; to invade.
[imp. & p. p. Inroaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Inroading.]
The Saracens . . . conquered Spain, inroaded Aquitaine.
- Fuller.

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