One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1US (especially of food) able to be pulled into pieces or sections.‘pull-apart cinnamon rolls’‘pull-apart pork ribs with cajun spices’
Denoting an area which has been ruptured or stretched by the tensional stresses of faulting.
- ‘The pull-apart structures in the study area are clearly of different types.’
- ‘In the more complex, uniformitarian model presented here, the void is created initially in the subsurface by pull-apart movement at a right-stepping dextral strike-slip fault in the basement.’
- ‘During the Cretaceous, however, an ocean basin existed in this area, either as a remnant ocean that had escaped Jurassic obduction or as a small Cretaceous pull-apart basin.’
- ‘There is no strong evidence from the regional geometry or the local structures to suggest a simple pull-apart geometry for the rift.’
- ‘An integral part of the pull-apart tectonic model of the Silverpit Crater is the presence of more than one layer of detachment within the structure.’
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