verb (used with object), cre·vassed, cre·vas·sing.
- creusot, le,
- creutzfeldt-jakob disease,
- crevalle jack,
- creve coeur,
- crew chief
Origin of crevasse
Examples from the Web for 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.
She stopped a little while at the crevasse, I am told, but finding she could do no good, she went on.Up the River|Oliver Optic
A crevasse was made in the levee above New Orleans flooding much of the city.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
We all knew what had happened -- one of the runners was in a crevasse.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
A glance convinced one and all of them that the crevasse was impassable.The Plant Hunters|Mayne Reid
Eckenrod became sober as he studied the sharp walls of the crevasse.The Cry at Midnight|Mildred A. Wirt
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.