transform fault

noun
trans·form fault | \ ˈtran(t)s-ˌfȯrm- \

Definition of transform fault 

: a strike-slip fault that occurs typically between segments of a mid-ocean ridge or other tectonic-plate boundary and that is characterized by shallow high-magnitude earthquakes

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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