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Definition of "crevasse" [cre•vasse]

  • A deep fissure, as in a glacier; a chasm. (noun)
  • A crack or breach in a dike or levee. (noun)
  • To develop or cause to develop crevasses. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crevasse" in a sentence
  • "Across the crevasse was a bridge made of ropes, spangled with lights and tied to the crumbling ruins at either end."
  • "The crevasse was a great slit, deep into the standing cliff."
  • "On the far brink of the crevasse were the forms of men, who seemed to be waving their arms in the air and shouting."