mono·​cline ˈmä-nə-ˌklīn How to pronounce monocline (audio)
: an oblique geologic fold

Examples of monocline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reef part comes from the Waterpocket Fold, an 87-mile monocline within the park, which impeded travel like coral reefs in the ocean. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 17 June 2023 Most of the ridge — an 80-mile-long, north-to- south-trending monocline — is still protected within Bears Ears National Monument. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 30 Jan. 2021 Known as the Waterpocket Fold, the geologic monocline extends almost 100 miles and is surrounded by white sandstone domes, towering monoliths, and otherworldly pillars and arches. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monocline was in 1879

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“Monocline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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