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Meaning of San Andreas fault

San' An•dre'as fault'

Pronunciation: (san' an-drā'us), [key]
— Geol. Geol.
  1. an active strike-slip fault in W United States, extending from San Francisco to S California and forming the on-land portion of the western margin of the North American Plate.
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