noun syn·cline \ˈsin-ˌklīn\

Definition of syncline

  1. :  a trough of stratified rock in which the beds dip toward each other from either side — compare anticline

Illustration of syncline

Origin and Etymology of syncline

back-formation from synclinal

First Known Use: 1873

Learn More about syncline

Seen and Heard

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