Definitions for nappenæp

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Wiktionary

  1. nappe(Noun)

    The profile of a body of water flowing over an obstruction in a vertical drop.

  2. nappe(Noun)

    Either of the two parts of a double cone.

  3. nappe(Noun)

    A sheet-like mass of rock that has been folded over adjacent strata.

  4. nappe(Noun)

    Nappe, the underside of which is not in contact with the overflow structure and is at ambient atmospheric pressure.

  5. nappe(Noun)

    The ability of a liquid to "coat the back of a spoon" or the act of coating a food.

    to nappe a leg of lamb with glaze.

  6. Origin: From nappe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nappe(noun)

    sheet; surface; all that portion of a surface that is continuous in such a way that it is possible to pass from any one point of the portion to any other point of the portion without leaving the surface. Thus, some hyperboloids have one nappe, and some have two

  2. Origin: [F. nappe cloth, sheet. See Napery.]

Freebase

  1. Nappe

    In geology, a nappe or thrust sheet is a large sheetlike body of rock that has been moved more than 2 km or 5 km above a thrust fault from its original position. Nappes form during continental collisions when a mass of rock is forced over another rock mass, typically on a low angle fault plane. The resulting structure may include large-scale recumbent folds with shearing along the fault plane. The term stems from the French word for tablecloth in allusion to a crumpled tablecloth being pushed across a table.

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