overthrust

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ thrust

Noun[edit]

overthrust (plural overthrusts)

  1. (geology, transitive, intransitive) A form of thrust fault from beneath a hanging wall of rock.

Verb[edit]

overthrust (third-person singular simple present overthrusts, present participle overthrusting, simple past and past participle overthrusted or overthrust)

  1. (geology, intransitive) Of a body of rock: to force itself over another.

Adjective[edit]

overthrust (not comparable)

  1. (geology) Belonging to earlier strata, pushed by faulting over later and higher strata.

References[edit]

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