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overthrust

[oh-ver-thruhst] /ˈoʊ vərˌθrʌst/
noun, Geology
1.
a thrust fault with a low dip and a large slip.
2.
a thrust fault in which the hanging wall was the one that moved (opposed to underthrust).
Origin of overthrust
1880-1885
1880-85; over- + thrust
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  • This cliff under usit must be three thousand feet down to the shale slidewas the front edge of the overthrust.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • Of course I am here taking the record just as I find it, as I have already discussed this matter of "overthrust folds."

    Illogical Geology George McCready Price
British Dictionary definitions for overthrust

overthrust

/ˈəʊvəˌθrʌst/
noun
1.
(geology) a reverse fault in which the rocks on the upper surface of a fault plane have moved over the rocks on the lower surface Compare underthrust
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