strike-slip

noun, often attributive
\ ˈstrīk-ˌslip How to pronounce strike-slip (audio) \

Definition of strike-slip

1 : a fault about which movement is predominantly horizontal
2 : a slipping movement along the strike of a fault strike-slip earthquakes

First Known Use of strike-slip

1964, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of strike-slip was in 1964

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“Strike-slip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strike-slip. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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