Definition of crevice
: a narrow opening resulting from a split or crack (as in a cliff) : fissure A lizard emerged from a crevice in the cliff … — Tony Hillerman
Examples of crevice in a Sentence
steam escaped from a long crevice in the volcano
Recent Examples of crevice from the Web
Durable clothes like jeans, tees, and sweaters can be rolled to fit between crevices and around harder items, while delicate dresses, blouses or suits can be flat packed in plastic dry cleaning bags to minimize wrinkles.
Not too many parks have the crevice back there like that.
This system bends a small wire with a motor attached into a shape that can wriggle and squirm into a tiny crevice.
Peter Smith ducked and jammed his fingers into a rocky crevice and tried to hold on.
Climbing the plastic walls with only small, roped crevices as support proved to be the most challenging.
The water pools on the crevices of his chest and belly and the camera closes in.
The three separate layers seep into the crevices and edges of the foam, which has greater surface area to store energy.
That time, an inspector found 20 live roaches by a reach-in cooler in the kitchen, inside the cooler’s wheels and on wall crevices behind that cooler.
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Origin and Etymology of crevice
Middle English, from Anglo-French crevace, from crever to break, from Latin crepare to crack
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of crevice for English Language Learners
: a narrow opening or crack in a hard surface and especially in rock
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