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underthrust

[ uhn-der-thruhst ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌθrʌst /
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noun Geology.
a thrust fault in which the footwall moved and the hanging wall did not (opposed to overthrust).
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Origin of underthrust

First recorded in 1890–95; under- + thrust
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British Dictionary definitions for underthrust

underthrust
/ (ˈʌndəˌθrʌst) /

noun
geology a reverse fault in which the rocks on the lower surface of a fault plane have moved under the relatively static rocks on the upper surfaceCompare overthrust
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