verb (used with object), cre·vassed, cre·vas·sing.
Origin of crevasse
Examples from the Web for crevasse
Contemporary Examples of crevasse
Some days, she felt as though glaciers were buckling around her and a crevasse yawned beneath her.
With the crawling, for instance, Bradey had been on top of a snow bridge that crossed a crevasse.
At one point he fell down a crevasse and was left dangling in the abyss from a rope, up which he dragged his disintegrating body.Six Greatest Acts of Human Endurance
November 6, 2013
Historical Examples of crevasse
There was a crevasse which was called the "Enfer du Plogoff."My Double Life
Come to me on the edge of the crevasse nearest the place of most destruction!
The German wishes he had dropped the Frenchman into the crevasse.Mountain Meditations
The crevasse through which it issues is wild and romantic in the extreme.Byeways in Palestine
It was a stony smile, humorless as a crevasse in a rock-face.Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
Word Origin for crevasse
1823, of glaciers; 1814, of riverbanks (in that case from Louisiana French), from French crevasse, from Old French crevace "crevice" (see crevice). Essentially the same word as crevice, but re-adopted in senses for which the meaning that had taken hold in crevice was felt to be too small.