Definition of overfold

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to fold over specifically : to push over so as to form an overturned anticline



Definition of overfold (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an overturned anticline
2 : a sigmoid fold comprising an overturned anticline and a syncline

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History and Etymology for overfold

Transitive verb and Noun

Middle English overfolden to fold over, from over entry 1 + folden to fold

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“Overfold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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