block mountain

block mountain

[′bläk ‚mau̇n·tən]
(geology)
A mountain formed by the combined processes of uplifting, faulting, and tilting. Also known as fault-block mountain.
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A second round run-off vote would have to be held before winter kicks in, when heavy snows block mountain passes, putting off a vote until spring and leaving Afghanistan in political limbo for many more months while the Taliban gains strength.
Locals said the Pakistan army was trying to block mountain passes to cut off any escape routes.