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.
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.