thrust fault

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thrust fault

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

n
(Geological Science) 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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Noun1.thrust fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compressionthrust fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
inclined fault - a geological fault in which one side is above the other
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