- The definition of a crevice is a narrow gap or crack.
An example of crevice is a crack in the earth along the San Andreas fault caused by earthquakes.
Origin of creviceMiddle English crevace ; from Old French ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form crepacia, a crack ; from Classical Latin crepare: see craven
Origin of creviceMiddle English, from Old French crevace, probably from Vulgar Latin *crepācia, from *crepa, from Latin crepāre, to crack.
(third-person singular simple present crevices, present participle crevicing, simple past and past participle creviced)
From Middle English crevice, from Old French crevace, from crever (“to break, burst”), from Latin crepare (“to break, burst, crack”).