Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus.

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  • proper n. : A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a cup. It lies between the constellations Virgo and Hydra.

Etymologies

Latin crātēr, mixing bowl, crater; see crater.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin crater, a "basin" or "cup", from Ancient Greek κρατήρ (kratēr, "mixingbowl, wassail-bowl"), from κράμα (krama, "mixture"), from κεράννυμι (kerannumi, "to mix, to mingle"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A Quick Dip Into Victoria Crater is the next entry in this blog.

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  • Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater located approximately 43 miles (69 km) east of Flagstaff, near Winslow in the northern Arizona desert of the United States.en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteor_Crater

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  • I was too busy tellin 'Crater Lake what I thought of it.

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  • Artillery is disproportionately employed in Crater Combat operations.

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  • No. 2 point guard Anthony Crater — Poised to take the reins from Mike Conley Jr. at Ohio State, Crater is a smooth double-threat point guard with a penchant for creating scoring opportunities for his teammates.

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  • Additionally, Haughton Crater is geographically similar to Shackleton Crater at the South Pole of the moon.

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  • A smooth ballhandler and passer, Crater is best as a playmaking setup man.

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  • METEOR CRATER -- The turn-off to Meteor Crater is ab ...

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  • METEOR CRATER -- The turn-off to Meteor Crater is about 19 miles west of Winslow.

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  • This formation is sometimes called the Crater, because of its shape, but there is no evidence of volcanic action.

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