crevasse

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noun cre·vasse \kri-ˈvas\

Definition of crevasse

  1. 1 :  a breach in a levee

  2. 2 :  a deep crevice or fissure (as in a glacier or the earth) The climber narrowly missed slipping into a crevasse.

Origin and Etymology of crevasse

French, from Old French crevace —see crevice


First Known Use: 1813


CREVASSE Defined for English Language Learners

crevasse

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noun cre·vasse \kri-ˈvas\

Definition of crevasse for English Language Learners

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



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