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crater lake

a body of water occupying a roughly circular, steep-sided volcanic crater or caldera.
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Crater Lake

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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • An interesting variation of a composite volcano can be seen at crater lake in Oregon.

    Volcanoes Robert I. Tilling
  • Or let him listen to the table-talk of a party returned from crater lake.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • In the northwestern portion of the Park, overlooking crater lake.

    Mount Rainier Various
  • The attitude of the Indians toward crater lake remains to be told.

    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
  • The first rise of the divide from crater lake was across a small glacier.

    Lost Face Jack London
  • 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 Various
  • In common with all other visitors to crater lake, I received profound and lasting impressions.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • So they mounted the steep ascent from crater lake to the summit.

    The Great Gold Rush W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis

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