Definition of exclave in English:

exclave

noun

  • A portion of territory of one state completely surrounded by territory of another or others, as viewed by the home territory.

    Compare with enclave
    • ‘Now a Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania, the city was formerly called Königsberg, the capital of East Prussia and was annexed by the Russians at the end of World War II.’
    • ‘Earlier Wednesday, fierce winds snapped the mast of a Polish sailboat in the Baltic Sea off the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.’
    • ‘The autonomous region of Nakhichevan formed an exclave within Armenia, while a second area, that of Nagorno Karabagh, inhabited by Christian Armenians and claimed by Armenia, lay within the Republic.’
    • ‘And the only neighbours of the Russian exclave, Poland and Lithuania, were not invited to the festivities.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from ex- out + a shortened form of enclave.

Pronunciation:

exclave

/ˈeksklāv/