anticlinenoun [ C ]uk /ˈæn.ti.klaɪn/ us /ˈæn.t̬i.klaɪn/ specialized
Examples from literature
- On the anticlines were developed the chief streams, and the synclines were left till the last.
- The anticline has advanced relatively to the syncline.
- The belt as a whole may be regarded as an anticline, the igneous rocks constituting the core, the Lower Cambrian the flanks, and the Silurian and Newark the adjoining zones.