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A fault in which surfaces on opposite sides of the fault plane have moved horizontally and parallel to the strike of the fault.
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(Geological Science) a geological fault on which the movement is along the strike of the fault
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A geologic fault in which the blocks of rock on either side of the fault slide horizontally in opposite directions along the line of the fault plane. See more at fault.
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|Noun||1.||strike-slip fault - a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally|
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