noun, plural in·ter·stic·es [in-tur-stuh-seez, -stuh-siz] /ɪnˈtɜr stəˌsiz, -stə sɪz/.
Origin of interstice
Examples from the Web for interstice
He had noticed that the door was not quite closed, and the interstice irresistibly fascinated him.The Lion's Share|E. Arnold Bennett
I showed him that the sliver taken from the slipper fitted exactly the interstice I had indicated.The Triumphs of Eugne Valmont|Robert Barr
The lights were all off; a pencil of moonlight here and there from an interstice in the curtains alone touched her as she passed.The Summons|A.E.W. Mason
Krupp bent down and glanced through an interstice of a partition at a clock in the corridor.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
There was an interstice through which I got my hand, and put that figure-peg in place again.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
British Dictionary definitions for interstice
noun (usually plural)
Word Origin for interstice
Word Origin and History for interstice
early 15c., from Old French interstice (14c.) and directly from Latin interstitium "interval," literally "space between," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + stem of stare "to stand" (see stet). Related: Interstices.