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  • nouncrack, gap
  • nounprecipice

synonyms for crevasses

  • abyss
  • chasm
  • chink
  • cleft
  • crack
  • cranny
  • cut
  • division
  • fissure
  • fracture
  • hole
  • interstice
  • opening
  • precipice
  • rent
  • rift
  • slit
  • split
  • abyss
  • fissure
  • chasm
  • cleft
  • hole
  • gap
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How to use crevasses in a sentence

Crevasses forced, or seemed to force, us away to the right and over to the rocks of the left bank.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
Both dogs were seen on the 1st of the month, when they were in a locality south-east of the Hut, where crevasses were numerous.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
On the 12th they made steady progress up the slope of the glacier, delayed by many small crevasses.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
For many hours a way was won through a mighty turmoil of serac and over innumerable crevasses with varied fortune.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Occasionally open crevasses would break the surface of the snow.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Then an area dotted over with ice mounds approached and crevasses became correspondingly more numerous.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
A valley almost free of crevasses was chosen as the upward track to the plateau.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
The light was rather bad, and snow fell as the track zigzagged about among many crevasses; but suddenly the sun broke forth.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
In the early morning hours of the 20th the surface changed to ice and occasional crevasses appeared.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Suddenly, gaping crevasses appeared dimly through the falling snow which surrounded us like a blanket.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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