Downthrow
Downthrow Down"throw`, n. (Geol.) The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one side of a fault. See {Throw}, n.

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  • downthrow — index prostration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • downthrow — [doun′thrō΄] n. Geol. that side of a fault which has moved downward relative to the other side …   English World dictionary

  • downthrow — /down throh /, n. a throwing down or being thrown down; overthrow. [1605 15; n. use of v. phrase throw down] * * * …   Universalium

  • downthrow — noun A depression of the strata on one side of a fault …   Wiktionary

  • downthrow — n. sudden drop or depression of the horizontal layer of rocks on one side of a fault (Geology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • downthrow — verb (past downthrew; past participle downthrown) Geology displace downwards …   English new terms dictionary

  • downthrow — /ˈdaʊnθroʊ/ (say downthroh) noun 1. a throwing down or being thrown down; an overthrow. 2. Geology the downward displacement of strata by a fault. –downthrown, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • downthrow — n. Geol. a downward dislocation of strata …   Useful english dictionary

  • Throw — Throw, n. 1. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast. [1913 Webster] He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw, He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke; a blow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reef knoll — A reef knoll is an immense pile of calcareous material on land that accumulated on the ancient sea floor. [Cope, F. Wolverson (1976) Geology Explained in the Peak District , David Charles] At the time of its accumulation it must have had enough… …   Wikipedia

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