piggyback basin (thrust-sheet-top basin) A type of foreland basin formed, in addition to a foredeep, on top of a thrust sheet by the progressive development of thrusts by collapse of the footwall; the newly formed thrust becomes the active thrust surface and older thrusts, with their thrust slices, are carried forward on it passively.
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