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Dictionary Definition

crevice

Noun

1 a long narrow depression in a surface [syn: cranny, crack, fissure, chap]
2 a long narrow opening [syn: crack, cleft, fissure, scissure]

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English

Etymology

From crevace, from late etyl la crepatia.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈkɹɛvɪs/

Noun

  1. A narrow crack or opening, especially in rock or ice; a fissure or cleft.
    As we trekked across the glacier I feared I'd slip into a crevice hidden by snow and be swallowed.

Translations

narrow crack in rock or ice

Extensive Definition

Crevice may refer to: old english

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