reverse fault


Definition of reverse fault

: a geological fault in which the hanging wall appears to have been pushed up along the footwall

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First Known Use of reverse fault

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reverse fault was in 1865

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“Reverse fault.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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