fault block


noun Geology.

a mass of rock bounded on at least two opposite sides by faults.

Nearby words

  1. fauld,
  2. faulkner,
  3. faulkner, william,
  4. faulknerian,
  5. fault,
  6. fault breccia,
  7. fault line,
  8. fault plane,
  9. fault scarp,
  10. fault tree


Origin of fault block

First recorded in 1895–1900

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