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[foo t-wawl] /ˈfʊtˌwɔl/

Mining. the top of the rock stratum underlying a vein or bed of ore.
Compare (def 1).
Geology. a mass of rock lying beneath a fault plane.
the rocks on the lower side of an inclined fault plane or mineral vein Compare hanging wall
The block of rock lying under an inclined geologic fault plane. See more at fault. Compare hanging wall.


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  • Footway

    [foo t-wey] /ˈfʊtˌweɪ/ noun 1. a way or path for people going on foot. 2. Also called footpath. British. a sidewalk. /ˈfʊtˌweɪ/ noun 1. a way or path for pedestrians, such as a raised walk along the edge of a bridge

  • Footwear

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  • Footwell

    [foo t-wel] /ˈfʊtˌwɛl/ noun 1. a recessed compartment in front of the seats of a vehicle.

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