Backlimb | Article about backlimb by The Free Dictionary
Of the two limbs of an asymmetrical anticline, the one that is more gently dipping.
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The thrust sheet of this frontal fault monoclinally dips towards north without any significant deformation and belongs to the backlimb
of the Surghar Anticline.
The Tertiary beds dip up to 40[degrees] in the backlimb
, whereas in the forelimb they are overturned as much as 55[degrees].