Crevice meaning

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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.

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A narrow crack or fissure, as in a rock or wall.
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A narrow crack or opening; a fissure or cleft.
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To crack; to flaw.

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A narrow opening caused by a crack or split; fissure; cleft; chink.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary