Definition of overfold in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəfəʊld


1A part of something which is folded over another part: the tunic is belted over a long overfold
1.1 Geology A fold in which both the limbs dip in the same direction so that strata in the middle part are upside down.
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  • Their geology consists of gigantic thrust sheets, recumbent overfolds, and slices of basement, deformed and displaced during the collision of the African and European continental plates.

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