Geol. a raised, usually elongated, rock mass between two faults
Origin of horstGer, origin, originally , thicket, probably from Indo-European an unverified form ku?s-to- from base an unverified form ku?s-, thicket, tree from source Old Irish crann, thicket
A mass of the earth's crust that lies between two faults and is higher than the surrounding land.
Origin of horstGerman from Middle High German hurst thicket from Old High German