Part of speech: noun

A hostile entrance into a country; raid; encroachment.

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Usage examples "inroad":

  1. It was only a single detached corps which, according to Chronicles, incidentally, and on their return, made an inroad on Judah; but Jerusalem itself was not taken. - "Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1", Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg.
  2. Within the memory of man the sea has made an inroad of nearly, if not quite, a mile from its former high- water mark. - "Recollections of Old Liverpool", A Nonagenarian.
  3. They were so dependent on what they earned that these serious interruptions to work threatened an inroad on their small capital. - "Audrey Craven", May Sinclair.