Alpine structure

noun

Definition of Alpine structure

: rock structure characterized by extensive overthrust faults and overturned folds

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First Known Use of Alpine structure

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alpine structure

so called from its prevalence in the Swiss Alps

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“Alpine structure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alpine%20structure. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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