a damaging or serious encroachment:
inroads on our savings.
a sudden hostile or predatory incursion; raid; foray.
an invasion or hostile attack; raid or incursion
an encroachment or intrusion
1540s, “hostile incursion, raid, foray,” from in- (2) “in;” second element is road in the obsolete sense of “riding;” related to raid. Related: Inroads.
[in-roh] /ˈɪn roʊ/ noun, plural inro. 1. a small lacquer box with compartments for medicines, cosmetics, etc., worn on the waist sash of the traditional Japanese costume. 1610s, from Japanese, from Chinese yin “seal” + lung “basket.”
[in-rig-er] /ˈɪnˌrɪg ər/ noun 1. a rowboat having oarlocks on the gunwales.
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noun, Soccer. 1. one of two attacking players whose usual position is between the center forward and one of the wings. noun 1. (soccer) (esp formerly) one of two players (the inside right and the inside left) having mainly midfield and attacking roles