underthrust

verb un·der·thrust \ ˌən-dər-ˈthrəst \

Definition of underthrust

underthrust; underthrusting
transitive verb
:to insert (a faulted rock mass) into position under a passive rock mass

First Known Use of underthrust

1893


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!