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Meaning of CREVASSE

Pronunciation:  kru'vas

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a deep fissure
 

CREVASSE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cre`vasse"\ (kr?`v?s"), n. [F. See {Crevice}.]
1. A deep crevice or fissure, as in embankment; one of the
   clefts or fissure by which the mass of a glacier is
   divided.

2. A breach in the levee or embankment of a river, caused by
   the pressure of the water, as on the lower Mississippi.
   [U.S.]

 
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 Related Terms: abysm, abyss, arroyo, box canyon, breach, break, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crater, crevice, cut, cwm, deep, defile, dell, depth, dike, ditch, donga, draw, excavation, fault, fissure, flaw, flume, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gorge, groove, gulch, gulf, gully, hole, hollow, incision, joint, kloof, leak, moat, notch, nullah, opening, pass, passage, pit, ravine, rent, rift, rime, rupture, scissure, seam, shaft, slit, slot, split, trench, valley, void, wadi, well, yawning abyss
 

 

 

 

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