nappe

noun
\ ˈnap How to pronounce nappe (audio) \

Definition of nappe

2 : a large mass of rock thrust over other rocks
3 : one of the two sheets that lie on opposite sides of the vertex and together make up a cone

First Known Use of nappe

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nappe

French, tablecloth, sheet, nappe, from Old French nape — more at napkin

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“Nappe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nappe. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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