[ oh-ver-thruhst ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌθrʌst /
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Example sentences from the Web for overthrust
This cliff under usit must be three thousand feet down to the shale slidewas the front edge of the overthrust.Boy Scouts in Glacier Park|Walter Prichard Eaton
Of course I am here taking the record just as I find it, as I have already discussed this matter of "overthrust folds."Illogical Geology|George McCready Price
British Dictionary definitions for overthrust
/ (ˈəʊvəˌθrʌst) /
geology a reverse fault in which the rocks on the upper surface of a fault plane have moved over the rocks on the lower surfaceCompare underthrust
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