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crevasse

noun cre·vasse \kri-ˈvas\

: a deep, narrow opening or crack in an area of thick ice or rock

Full Definition of CREVASSE

1
:  a breach in a levee
2
:  a deep crevice or fissure (as in a glacier or the earth)

Origin of CREVASSE

French, from Old French crevace
First Known Use: 1813

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

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