Definition of Crevasse

1. Noun. A deep fissure.

Generic synonyms: Cleft, Crack, Crevice, Fissure, Scissure

Definition of Crevasse

1. n. A deep crevice or fissure, as in embankment; one of the clefts or fissure by which the mass of a glacier is divided.

Definition of Crevasse

1. Noun. (context: literally) A crack or fissure in a glacier or snow field; a chasm. ¹

2. Noun. (context: figuratively) A discontinuity or “gap” between the accounted variables and an observed outcome. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crevasse

1. to fissure [v -VASSED, -VASSING, -VASSES] - See also: fissure

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crevasse

cretinizing
cretinoid
cretinous
cretins
cretism
cretisms
cretonne
cretonnes
creutzer
creutzers
creutzfeldt-jakob disease
creutzfeldt-jakob syndrome
crevalle
crevalle jack
crevalles
crevet
crevets
crevette
crevettes
crevice
creviced
crevices
crevicular
crevicular epithelium
crevicular fluid
crevis

Literary usage of Crevasse

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1. Bulletin by United States Weather Bureau (1904)
"was completed across the crevasse on April 2, and filling in with sacks of earth was pushed vigorously. On April 7 a barge loaded with sacks of earth struck ..."

2. The Improvement of Rivers: A Treatise on the Methods Employed for Improving by Benjamin Franklin Thomas, David Alexander Watt (1913)
"Erosion and New Levees, Holly Brook crevasse. ... PLAN AND SECTION OF CRIBBING USED FOR CLOSING A crevasse ..."

3. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1893)
"... in any narrow crevasse bounded by planes at right angles to I, and is plainly zero in any elongated narrow cavity •with its length parallel to I. In the ..."

4. Rollo in Switzerland by Jacob Abbott (1864)
"... THE crevasse. and clefts in it, down which you can look to the bottom, if you only have courage to go near enough to the slippery edge. ..."

5. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"... at the peril of his life, descend into this crevasse to establish the innocence of the accused. The lot was drawn by one of the bravest of them all, ..."

6. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"... at the peril of his life, descend into this crevasse to establish the innocence of the accused. The lot was drawn by one of the bravest of them all, ..."

7. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"... kin-mi'- career was his closing a large break or crevasse in the levee of the Mississippi river at Live Oak plantation near his home, it being the first ..."

8. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"... or even a crevasse, as the overflows of the river are so frequent that aj system of levees have been constructed, and the annual inundation of its banks ..."

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