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1. adj. [Geology]

Pertaining to a strike-slip fault or right-lateral fault in which the block across the fault moves to the right. If it moves left, the relative motion is described as sinistral. Clockwise rotation or spiraling is also described as dextral.

Antonyms: sinistral

See: faultsinistralstrike-slip fault

Dextral and sinistral offset in strike-slip faults.