Crevasse



[kruh-vas] /krəˈvæs/

noun
1.
a fissure, or deep cleft, in glacial ice, the earth’s surface, etc.
2.
a breach in an embankment or levee.
verb (used with object), crevassed, crevassing.
3.
to fissure with crevasses.
/krɪˈvæs/
noun
1.
a deep crack or fissure, esp in the ice of a glacier
2.
(US) a break in a river embankment
verb
3.
(transitive) (US) to make a break or fissure in (a dyke, wall, etc)
n.

1823, of glaciers; 1814, of riverbanks (in that case from Louisiana French), from French crevasse, from Old French crevace “crevice” (see crevice). Essentially the same word as crevice, but re-adopted in senses for which the meaning that had taken hold in crevice was felt to be too small.
crevasse
(krĭ-vās’)

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