upthrow


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up·throw

 (ŭp′thrō′)
n.
1. A throwing upward.
2. Geology An upward displacement of rock on one side of a fault.

upthrow

(ˈʌpˌθrəʊ)
n
1. (Geological Science) geology the upward movement of rocks on one side of a fault plane relative to rocks on the other side
2. rare an upward thrust or throw; upheaval
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upthrow - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)upthrow - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
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Tenders are invited for Drivage of 3 nos of inclined shaft and one staple pit through cross measure strata from seam v to seam v to cross an upthrow fault and one staple pit in 44 l east section at saoner mine no.
The largest was an abrupt offset with 15 m upthrow along the south side of the Aspy Fault in Cape Breton Island sometime in the last 125 000 years.
The River Nile is occupied on both sides by low lying areas (floodplain), represented by graben that created by upthrow of two plateaus.