What does the word inroad mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by May Sinclair