Definition of crevasse
1 : a breach in a levee
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
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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