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crater lake

noun
1.
a body of water occupying a roughly circular, steep-sided volcanic crater or caldera.
Origin of crater lake
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80

Crater Lake

noun
1.
a lake in the crater of an extinct volcano in SW Oregon, in Crater Lake National Park. 20 sq. mi. (52 sq. km); 1996 feet (608 meters) deep.
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  • The first rise of the divide from crater lake was across a small glacier.

    Lost Face Jack London
  • The attitude of the Indians toward crater lake remains to be told.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • Or let him listen to the table-talk of a party returned from crater lake.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • It is as impossible to describe crater lake as it is to paint it.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • Its colors may be reproduced, but the reproduction is not crater lake.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • crater lake is 80 miles from Medford and 30 miles from Kirk.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • The name crater lake implies that its waters occupy a volcanic crater.

    Mount Rainier

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  • West of crater lake is an instance of a crest that has thus been breached.

    Mount Rainier

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  • She and her husband were frequent visitors to the crater lake region.

    Mount Rainier

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  • In the northwestern portion of the Park, overlooking crater lake.

    Mount Rainier

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