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transitive verb

: to arrange beforehand


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: of, relating to, or forming the steeper slope on the outer margin of a delta or the lee side of a dune or the sediments deposited on such a slope
a silty foreset slope


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variants or less commonly foreset bed
: a foreset slope or layer (as of sediment or rock)

Word History


Transitive verb

fore- + set


fore- + set (past participle of set)

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“Foreset.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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