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horst

 (hôrst)
n.
A mass of the earth's crust that lies between two faults and is higher than the surrounding land.

[German, from Middle High German hurst, thicket, from Old High German.]
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horst

(hɔːst)
n
(Geological Science) a ridge of land that has been forced upwards between two parallel faults
[C20: from German: thicket]
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horst

(hɔrst)

n.
a portion of the earth's crust, bounded on at least two sides by faults, that has risen in relation to adjacent portions.
[1890–95; < German: thicket]
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horst

A high block of land between parallel faults, caused by the block having risen or the land on either side having sunk.
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Noun1.horst - a ridge of the earth's crust that has been forced upward between two faults and so is higher than the surrounding land
crust, Earth's crust - the outer layer of the Earth
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