a large block or tabular section of the lithosphere that reacts to tectonic forces as a unit and moves as such.
[kruhs-tl] /ˈkrʌs tl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a crust, as of the earth. /ˈkrʌstəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the earth’s crust
n. mid-17c., noun of action from crust (v.).
[kruhs-tid] /ˈkrʌs tɪd/ adjective 1. having a ; encrusted. 2. (of a wine) containing a hardened deposit accumulated during aging in the bottle: crusted port. 3. having the accruals of age; antique. [kruhst] /krʌst/ noun 1. the brown, hard outer portion or surface of a loaf or slice of bread (distinguished from ). 2. a […]
[kruhs-tee] /ˈkrʌs ti/ adjective, crustier, crustiest. 1. having a crisp or thick : a loaf of crusty French bread. 2. of the nature of or resembling a . 3. harsh; surly; rude: a crusty remark. /ˈkrʌstɪ/ adjective crustier, crustiest 1. having or characterized by a crust, esp having a thick crust 2. having a rude […]