oblique fault

noun

a fault that runs obliquely to, rather than parallel to or perpendicular to, the strike of the affected rocks

Nearby words

  1. oblique angle,
  2. oblique circular cone,
  3. oblique circular cylinder,
  4. oblique coordinates,
  5. oblique diameter,
  6. oblique fracture,
  7. oblique lie,
  8. oblique motion,
  9. oblique projection,
  10. oblique sailing

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