simple past tense and past participle of crevasse
A crack or fissure in a glacier or snowfield; a chasm.
(US) A breach in a canal or river bank.
(figuratively) A discontinuity or “gap” between the accounted variables and an observed outcome.
(intransitive) To form crevasses.
(transitive) To fissure with crevasses.
A deep crevice or fissure, as in embankment; one of the clefts or fissure by which the mass of a glacier is divided.
A breach in the levee or embankment of a river, caused by the pressure of the water, as on the lower Mississippi.
a deep fissure
A crevasse is a deep crack, crevice or fissure found in an ice sheet or glacier, or earth. Crevasses form as a result of the movement and resulting stress associated with the shear stress generated when two semi-rigid pieces above a plastic substrate have different rates of movement.