- a crack forming an opening; cleft; rift; fissure.
Origin of crevice
Related Words for crevicechink, abyss, slit, crevasse, fissure, rift, interstice, cranny, division, opening, chasm, gap, cut, split, fracture, crack, cleft, hole, precipice, rent
Examples from the Web for crevice
Contemporary Examples of crevice
We will pull back the onion and explore every crack and crevice.Details Emerge of Adam Lanza’s Life at School and Home
December 16, 2012
If I Can Dream pushes the ties of interactivity at the molecular level into every crevice of its stars' lives.The New Real World
April 2, 2010
I plucked them from the crevice, hoping not to find a bent temple.You Better Not Cry
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December 1, 2009
Historical Examples of crevice
There is only the risk; the crevice to be covered is not a yard long.My Double Life
But it struck the crevice fairly, and they heard it rattle on inside.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
She cried from the crevice where she lay huddled, "Never, never!"Tales of Unrest
The inner end of the pole she wedged in a crevice of the split rock.Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
Before it could stop the pressure of the herd drove it into the crevice.
- a narrow fissure or crack; split; cleft
Word Origin for crevice
mid-14c., from Old French crevace (12c., Modern French crevasse) "gap, rift, crack" (also, vulgarly, "the female pudenda"), from Vulgar Latin *crepacia, from Latin crepare "to crack, creak;" meaning shifted from the sound of breaking to the resulting fissure.
- A narrow crack, fissure, or cleft.