1. Of, relating to, or located in the interior part of a country or region: inland freshwater lakes and ponds.
2. Chiefly British Operating or applying within the borders of a country or region; domestic: inland tariffs.
In, toward, or into the interior of a country or region.
n. (-lănd′, -lənd)
The interior of a country or region.
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