an anticlinal rock structure.
Historical Examples

We must lean together in the common struggle of life: the syncline is stronger than the anticline.
The Upward Path Various

An arch of strata like this , such as the one we are looking at, is called an anticline.
The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight J. Cecil Hughes

The strata with the Pine Raft form the lowest visible part of the anticline.
The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight J. Cecil Hughes

In other cases the anticline may be of nearly equidimensional dome form.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

Now, this one fact greatly influenced its fate, for an anticline cannot be regarded as a strong or stable arrangement of strata.
The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson

There each mountain-ridge corresponds to an anticline, and each valley to a syncline, or trough-shaped arrangement of strata.
Fragments of Earth Lore James Geikie

First, you get a low arch, or anticline, like that of the Weald.
The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson

This area, known to geologists as the “Cincinnati anticline,” is co-extensive with the fertile blue grass lands.
Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XIV Edwin James

And then let us pass to the other side of the anticline, and walk on the shore to Shanklin.
The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight J. Cecil Hughes

Hence the anticline noses out to the north and the syncline to the south.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5 Various

a formation of stratified rock raised up, by folding, into a broad arch so that the strata slope down on both sides from a common crest Compare syncline

1867, earlier anticlinal (1849, by ellipsis from anticlinal fold), from anti- “against” + Greek klinein “to lean, slope” (see lean (v.)). Form assimilated to incline.

A fold of rock layers that slope downward on both sides of a common crest. Anticlines form when rocks are compressed by plate-tectonic forces. They can be as small as a hill or as large as a mountain range. Compare syncline.


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