from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deep fissure, as in a glacier; a chasm.
- n. A crack or breach in a dike or levee.
- transitive v. To develop or cause to develop crevasses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A crack or fissure in a glacier or snow field; a chasm.
- n. A discontinuity or “gap” between the accounted variables and an observed outcome.
- v. To form crevasses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A deep crevice or fissure, as in embankment; one of the clefts or fissure by which the mass of a glacier is divided.
- n. A breach in the levee or embankment of a river, caused by the pressure of the water, as on the lower Mississippi.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fissure or crack: a term used by English writers in describing glaciers, to designate a rent or fissure in the ice, which may be of greater or less depth, and from an inch or two to many feet in width.
- n. In the United States, a breach in the embankment or levee of a river, occasioned by the pressure of water, as in the lower Mississippi.
- To rend, as the surface of a glacier, with fissures and cracks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deep fissure
French, from Old French crevace, crevice; see crevice.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French crevasse. (Wiktionary)