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fault line

noun, Geology
1.
the intersection of a fault with the surface of the earth or other plane of reference.
Origin of fault line
1865-1870
1865-70
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British Dictionary definitions for fault line

fault line

noun
1.
(geology) Also called fault plane. the surface of a fault fracture along which the rocks have been displaced
2.
a potentially disruptive division or area of contention: Europe remains the main fault line in the Tory Party
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