Definitions for "Horst"
crustal block uplifted from other blocks
An elongated block of high topographic relief that is bounded on two sides by steep normal faults. Produced in an area of crustal extension.
A block of the earth's crust that has been raised between two faults. The opposite of a graben. See illustration in fault.
Horst is a municipality in the district of Steinburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approx. 14 km southeast of Itzehoe, and 7 km northwest of Elmshorn.