Interest rates will soar, home values will plummet, stock markets will crash, and global economies will crater.
The letter to Clinton quotes one source who described the crater as “big enough for forty men to go through.”
He scrambled outside to find a 25-foot-wide crater just beyond the mud wall surrounding his family compound.
Their hydrogen sulfide plant blew a crater in the ground a year ago.
NATO pilots could be lost, especially if they fly at low altitude to crater runways or pursue attack helicopters.
Before ascending the hill, the young man walked through his garden in the crater, where everything was flourishing and doing well.
But the empty silence of the desert was misleading, as the men in the crater knew.
A foraging brown ant that was running swiftly over the ground plunged squarely over the verge of the crater before she could stop.
At last he reached the top, the yawning mouth of the crater.
Then I went over to the crater and descended its gentle, grassy slope.
1610s, from Latin crater, from Greek krater "bowl for mixing wine with water," from kera- "to mix," from PIE root *kere- "to mix, confuse; cook" (see rare (adj.2)). Used in Latin for bowl-shaped mouth of a volcano. Applied to features of the Moon since 1860. As a verb, from 1830 in poetry, 1872 in science. Related: Cratered; cratering.
crater cra·ter (krā'tər)
A circular depression or pit in the surface of a tissue or body part.