- 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)