strike–slip

play
noun, often attributive \ˈstrīk-ˌslip\

Definition of strike–slip

  1. 1 :  a fault about which movement is predominantly horizontal

  2. 2 :  a slipping movement along the strike of a fault strike–slip earthquakes

1964

First Known Use of strike–slip

1964

Learn More about strike–slip


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up strike–slip? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!