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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Geology A fault in which the hanging wall has moved downward relative to the footwall.

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  • n. A type of fault in which the footwall moves up relative to the hanging wall.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall


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