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throwFault Fault, n.
1. (Elec.) A defective point in an electric circuit due to a
crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with
another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the
2. (Geol. & Mining) A dislocation caused by a slipping of
rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated
structure resulting from such slipping.
Note: The surface along which the dislocated masses have
moved is called the
fault plane. When this plane is vertical, the fault is a
vertical fault; when its inclination is such that the
present relative position of the two masses could have
been produced by the sliding down, along the fault plane,
of the mass on its upper side, the fault is a
normal, or gravity, fault. When the fault plane is so
inclined that the mass on its upper side has moved up
relatively, the fault is then called a
reverse (or reversed), thrust, or overthrust,
fault. If no vertical displacement has resulted, the fault
is then called a
horizontal fault. The linear extent of the dislocation
measured on the fault plane and in the direction of
movement is the
displacement; the vertical displacement is the
throw; the horizontal displacement is the
heave. The direction of the line of intersection of the
fault plane with a horizontal plane is the
trend of the fault. A fault is a
strike fault when its trend coincides approximately with
the strike of associated strata (i.e., the line of
intersection of the plane of the strata with a horizontal
plane); it is a
dip fault when its trend is at right angles to the strike;
oblique fault when its trend is oblique to the strike.
Oblique faults and dip faults are sometimes called
cross faults. A series of closely associated parallel
faults are sometimes called
step faults and sometimes
distributive faults. ThrowThrow Throw, v. i.
To throw back, to revert to an ancestral type or character.
``A large proportion of the steerage passengers throw back
to their Darwinian ancestry.' --The Century. Throwing
stick Throw"ing stick` (Anthropol.)
An instrument used by various savage races for throwing a
spear; -- called also throw stick and spear thrower. One
end of the stick receives the butt of the spear, as upon a
hook or thong, and the other end is grasped with the hand,
which also holds the spear, toward the middle, above it with
the finger and thumb, the effect being to bring the place of
support nearer the center of the spear, and practically
lengthen the arm in the act of throwing. ThrowThrow Throw (thr[=o]), n. [See Throe.]
Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Throw Throw, n. [AS. [thorn]r[=a]h, [thorn]r[=a]g.]
Time; while; space of time; moment; trice. [Obs.] --Shak.
I will with Thomas speak a little throw. --Chaucer.
ThrowThrow Throw, v. i.
To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast;
specifically, to cast dice.
To throw about, to cast about; to try expedients. [R.]
Meaning of throw from wikipedia
- Play media Throwing
is the launching
of a ballistic projectile
by hand. This action
is only possible
with the ability
to grasp objects
- In basketball, free throws
or foul shots
are unopposed attempts
to score points
the free throw
line (informally known
as the foul...
- The javelin throw
is a track
and field event where
the javelin, a spear about
2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in length, is thrown. The javelin thrower gains
- The discus throw
(pronunciation), also known
as disc throw
, is a track
and field event
an athlete throws
disc—called a discus—in an attempt...
- The expressions
shade", or simply
"shade", are slang terms
for a certain
type of insult, often
- In martial
arts, a throw
is a grappling technique
off-balancing or lifting
an opponent, and throwing
them to the ground, in ****anese martial...
- A throw
-in is a method
play in a game of football
(or soccer) when the ball has exited
the side of the field
of play. It is governed
- The hammer throw
is one of the four throwing events
in regular track
with the discus throw
, shot put and javelin. The "hammer"...
- A throw
pillow, or toss pillow, is a small, decorative
item made from a wide range
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cotton, linen, silk, leather...
- Card throwing
is the art of throwing standard playing cards
with great accuracy
and/or force. It is performed
both as part of stage magic shows
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