Origin of crustal

1855–60; < Latin crūst(a) shell, crust + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for crustal

Historical Examples of crustal

  • He does not allow the "crustal relief" to have the upper hand in the matter.

    The Heart of Nature

    Francis Younghusband

  • Two kinds of crustal movement, as we have seen, are recognised by geologists.

  • Moreover, in most cases, they are not reversible as are the crustal and solar phenomena.

    Climatic Changes

    Ellsworth Huntington

  • Geologists would report on the crustal relief (as the features of Mother-Earth are inelegantly termed).

    The Heart of Nature

    Francis Younghusband

  • Why crustal movements occur is not definitely known though many theories have been advanced to explain them.

British Dictionary definitions for crustal


  1. of or relating to the earth's crust
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