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impact crater

noun, Astronomy, Geology
crater (def 2).
Origin of impact crater
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for impact crater
  • His discovery of coesite, which became a standard sign of an impact crater, sealed the debate.
  • It is the largest impact crater in the entire solar system.
  • If the spot indeed proves to mark an impact crater, astronomers could be afforded a peek into the dwarf planet's interior.
  • Also, it'd be smooth if anything else crashed into it, the smooth part of the asteroid might be an impact crater of some sort.
  • The small dome is now clearly a tiny meteorite impact crater.
  • The pictures seem to show evidence of a pretty large explosion and no impact crater.
  • The scarps on the upper right and down along the right edge are likely the rim of the impact crater.
  • The landslide is less than three years old, and a new impact crater near the top appears to be the culprit.
  • Still, the arrows mark the outline of the impact crater rim.
  • And it doesn't remotely resemble any sort of impact crater.
Contemporary definitions for impact crater

a depression in the ground believed to have been caused by a meteorite


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