Thrust-fault

thrust fault

noun Geology.
a low-angle reverse fault produced in rocks subjected to thrust.

Origin:
1900–05

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thrust fault
 
n
a fault in which the rocks on the upper side of an inclined fault plane have been displaced upwards, usually by compression; a reverse fault

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thrust fault  
A reverse fault in which the fault plane is inclined at an angle equal to or less than 45°. See Note at fault.
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