Share this entry

Share this page

upfold

Line breaks: up¦fold
Pronunciation: /ˈʌpfəʊld
 
/

Definition of upfold in English:

noun

Geology
An anticline.
Example sentences
  • They may have a combination of upfolds and downfolds resulting in very complex structures.
  • The folded rocks are seen in exposed and submerged nearshore reefs, and cliffed headlands where upfolds bring the harder Black Rock Sandstone above sea level.
  • The upfolds that occur become mountains (these upfolds are called anticlines) and the down folds are called synclines.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing