: a block of the earth's crust separated by faults from adjacent relatively depressed blocks

Word History

Etymology

German, literally, thicket

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horst was in 1893

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“Horst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horst. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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