Definitions

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  • v. To thrust under another

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In geology, noting those strata which during compression are thrust under others, as in a reversed fault or in an overturned fold.
  • n. In geology, the transmission of a compressive strain in the depths of the earth which may produce folds upon the surface.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ thrust

Examples

  • In the pirate's moment of indecision, Kharl struck with an underthrust, and the cutlass spun out of the pirate's hand.

    Wellspring of Chaos

  • He gave a quick underthrust of his sword, struck him midway of the body and raised the old man completely from the ground.

    The Man in Gray

  • Albania offered the best opportunity to acquire a large portfolio of giant oil and gas assets, and to diversify with large, deep underthrust and shallow plays in a proven production area.

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  • Sedimentary masses and concepts about tectonic processes at underthrust ocean margins:

    Clastic Detritus

  • In the toe region off Muroto, a sedimentary section ~1 km thick is accreted to or underthrust below the margin (Moore et al.,

    Clastic Detritus

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