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strike-slip fault

noun
  1. a geological fault on which the movement is along the strike of the fault
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strike-slip fault

  1. 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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