An example of crevice is a crack in the earth along the San Andreas fault caused by earthquakes.
Origin of crevice
- Middle English from Old French crevace probably from Vulgar Latin crepācia from crepa from Latin crepāre to crack
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English crevice, from Old French crevace, from crever (“to break, burst”), from Latin crepare (“to break, burst, crack”).