a-deep crevice or fissure as with embankment one of several clefts or fissure through which the size of a glacier is divided
- a deep fissure
- A deep crevice or fissure, as in embankment; one of the clefts or fissure through which the mass of a glacier is divided.
- A breach in levee or embankment of a river, brought on by the pressure of water, as regarding lower Mississippi.
1823, of glaciers; 1814, of riverbanks (if so from Louisiana French), from French crevasse, from Old French crevace "crevice" (see crevice). Essentially the same term as crevice, but re-adopted in sensory faculties which is why this is that had taken hold in crevice ended up being sensed to-be also small.
A crack or cleft inside area of a glacier. (sport: Mountaineering)
The work required to produce this crevasse is twice the product of the tension and the area of one of the faces.