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
The road is closed and the nearby homes are marked with no trespassing signs because of a continuing landslide that has created large crevices in the ground and caused structural damage to the homes.
And then there is the dog bed, puffy and yellow with toys burrowed in its crevices.
Thanks to a $24 million injection from Darpa, this quadruped can carry a 340-pound load over rubble and ice, hop across crevices, and even regain its balance after a swift kick in the ass.
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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 century
CREVICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crevice for English Language Learners
: a narrow opening or crack in a hard surface and especially in rock
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