slickenside
noun Etymology: English dialect slicken smooth (from 2slick) + English side Date: 1822 a smooth often striated surface produced on rock by movement along a fault or a subsidiary fracture — usually used in plural

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  • slickenside — [slik′ən sīd΄] n. [dial. slicken, var. of SLICK + SIDE] Geol. a smooth, polished rock surface produced by friction, pressure, or cleavage …   English World dictionary

  • Slickenside — [ 400px|thumb|right|Slickensides developed on the surface of a small fault in quartzite in the Alpujarras] In pedology, the study of soils in their natural environments, a slickenside is a surface of the cracks produced in soils containing a high …   Wikipedia

  • slickenside — /slik euhn suyd /, n. Geol. a rock surface that has become more or less polished and striated by slippage along a fault plane. [1760 70; SLICK2 + EN3 + SIDE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • slickenside — noun A smooth, striated rock surface caused by the friction of one mass sliding over another …   Wiktionary

  • slickenside —    1. A polished, commonly striated rock surface within a fault plane, produced due to friction during fault movement. The striae give an indication of the fault movement direction [9].    2. A polished fault plane with grooves due to relative… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • slickenside — noun Geology a polished and striated rock surface that results from friction along a fault or bedding plane. Origin C18: from a dialect var. of slick + side …   English new terms dictionary

  • slickenside — slick·en·side …   English syllables

  • slickenside — slick•en•side [[t]ˈslɪk ənˌsaɪd[/t]] n. gel a rock surface that has become more or less polished and striated by slippage along a fault plane • Etymology: 1760–70; dial. slickenslick (adj.) +side …   From formal English to slang

  • slickenside — /ˈslɪkənsaɪd/ (say slikuhnsuyd) noun a polished rock surface caused by one rock mass sliding over another …   Australian English dictionary

  • slickenside — I. ˈslikənˌsīd noun Etymology: English dialect slicken smooth (alteration of slick) (II) + side : a smooth striated polished surface produced on rock by movement along a fault, a subsidiary fracture, a bedding plane, or at the bottom of a… …   Useful english dictionary

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