Crevasse

Definition of Crevasse

Cre`vasse´   Pronunciation: kr?`v?s´
n.1.A deep crevice or fissure, as in embankment; one of the clefts or fissure by which the mass of a glacier is divided.
2.A breach in the levee or embankment of a river, caused by the pressure of the water, as on the lower Mississippi.

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