foredeep

[ fawr-deep, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌdip, ˈfoʊr- /

noun Geology.

an elongate sediment-filled sea-floor depression bordering an island arc or other orogenic belt.

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Origin of foredeep

First recorded in 1905–10; fore- + deep
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