crater lake


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

Origin of crater lake

First recorded in 1875–80

Definition for crater lake (2 of 2)

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019