Un crevassed

crevasse

[kruh-vas]
noun
1.
a fissure, or deep cleft, in glacial ice, the earth's surface, etc.
2.
a breach in an embankment or levee.
verb (used with object), crevassed, crevassing.
3.
to fissure with crevasses.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism; < French; see crevice

uncrevassed, adjective

crevice, crevasse.
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crevasse (krɪˈvæs)
 
n
1.  a deep crack or fissure, esp in the ice of a glacier
2.  (US) a break in a river embankment
 
vb
3.  (US) (tr) to make a break or fissure in (a dyke, wall, etc)
 
[C19: from French: crevice]

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crevasse
1823, of glaciers; 1814, of riverbanks (from Louisiana Fr.), from Fr. crevasse, from O.Fr. crevace "crevice" (see crevice). Essentially the same word as crevice, but re-adopted in senses for which the sense that had taken hold in crevice was felt to be too small.
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crevasse   (krĭ-vās')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A deep fissure in a glacier or other body of ice. Crevasses are usually caused by differential movement of parts of the ice over an uneven topography.

  2. A large, deep fissure in the Earth caused by an earthquake.

  3. A wide crack or breach in the bank of a river. Crevasses usually form during floods. ◇ The sediments that spill out through the crevasse and fan out along the external margin of the river's bank form a crevasse splay deposit.


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