foredeep

[fawr-deep, fohr-]

noun Geology.

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

Nearby words

  1. foreconscious,
  2. forecourse,
  3. forecourt,
  4. foredate,
  5. foredeck,
  6. foredo,
  7. foredone,
  8. foredoom,
  9. foreface,
  10. forefather

Origin of foredeep

First recorded in 1905–10; fore- + deep

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