crevasse definition

  • noun:
    • A deep fissure, such as a glacier; a chasm.
    • A crack or breach in a dike or levee.
    • A crack or fissure in a glacier or snow area; a chasm.
    • A discontinuity or “gap” amongst the accounted variables and an observed outcome.
    • A deep crevice or fissure, such as embankment; the clefts or fissure wherein the size of a glacier is divided.
    • A breach within the levee or embankment of a river, caused by the pressure associated with the liquid, as from the reduced Mississippi.
    • A fissure or break: a term used by English writers in explaining glaciers, to designate a rent or fissure in ice, which might be of better or less level, and from an inch or two to a lot of legs in width.
    • In the United States, a breach within the embankment or levee of a river, occasioned by the pressure of liquid, as in the reduced Mississippi.
    • a deep fissure
  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce or trigger to develop crevasses.
  • verb:
    • To form crevasses.
  • others:
    • to-rend, since the surface of a glacier, with fissures and cracks.

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