strike-slip fault

noun

a geological fault on which the movement is along the strike of the fault

Nearby words

  1. strike the right note,
  2. strike through,
  3. strike up,
  4. strike while the iron is hot,
  5. strike zone,
  6. strikebound,
  7. strikebreaker,
  8. strikebreaking,
  9. strikeout,
  10. strikeover

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Science definitions for strike-slip fault

strike-slip fault

A geologic fault in which the blocks of rock on either side of the fault slide horizontally, parallel to the strike of the fault. See Note and illustration at fault.
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