normal fault

noun
an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall
Syn: ↑gravity fault, ↑common fault
Hypernyms: ↑inclined fault

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noun
: an inclined fault in which the hanging wall has slipped down relative to the footwall

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Geol.
[1875-80]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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