lag fault

noun

Definition of lag fault

: a minor low-angle thrust fault resulting within an overthrust mass from one part of the mass being thrust farther than an adjacent higher or lower part

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“Lag fault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lag%20fault. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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