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Meaning of CREVASSE

Pronunciation:  kru'vas

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a deep fissure

CREVASSE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cre`vasse"\ (kr?`v?s"), n. [F. See {Crevice}.]
1. A deep crevice or fissure, as in embankment; one of the
   clefts or fissure by which the mass of a glacier is

2. A breach in the levee or embankment of a river, caused by
   the pressure of the water, as on the lower Mississippi.

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