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Crevasse meaning

crevasse - 3 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. A breach in the levee or embankment of a river, caused by the pressure of the water, as on the lower Mississippi.
  3. 3. Rift in an embankment or a glacier.

crevasse - examples of usage

  1. They were traversing it, toilsomely and carefully, when an ice- bridge gave way beneath them and plunged them both into the depths of a crevasse. - "A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees", Edwin Asa Dix.
  2. For hours these men picked their icy way along the bottom of the crevasse and its branches, through the water and melted snow, seeking some opening, some way of escape to the upper surface of the glacier. - "A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees", Edwin Asa Dix.
  3. In 1824, a party renewed the attempt, and were worse than unsuccessful, for one of the guides, Barreau by name, was lost,- precipitated into a crevasse almost before the eyes of his son,- and the body was never recovered. - "A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees", Edwin Asa Dix.
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