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foredeep

[fawr-deep, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌdip, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, Geology
1.
an elongate sediment-filled sea-floor depression bordering an island arc or other orogenic belt.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; fore- + deep
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