from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A narrow crack or opening; a fissure or cleft.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A narrow crack or fissure, in a rock or wall.
- v. To crack; to flaw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A narrow opening resulting from a split or crack or the separation of a junction; a cleft; a fissure; a rent.
- transitive v. To crack; to flaw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crack; a cleft; a fissure; a rent; a narrow opening of some length, as between two parts of a solid surface, or between two adjoining surfaces: as, a crevice in a wall, rock, etc.
- n. Specifically, in lead-mining, in the Mississippi valley, a fissure in which the ore of lead occurs.
- To make crevices in; crack; flaw.
- To channel; ornament with crevices.
- n. An obsolete form of crawfish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long narrow depression in a surface
- n. a long narrow opening
"They are our people," he tells me, "people called the crevice people, the bat people."
The ground squirrel that called the crevice his home came shooting out of his burrow, tail high and stiff, bounding with rage, to chitter angrily at her.
The passage, which Captain Glass had called a crevice, twisted into this reef, curved directly to the north heel, and ran along the base of the perpendicular rock.
Mammoth Cave, was not visited, as the entrance is described as a crevice through which a man has difficulty in squeezing his way, while the interior is nowhere more than 8 feet wide.
The Salto (or Leap) is a crevice, which is crossed by a draw-bridge.
It has a nice little storage place right on my dashboard (also known as a crevice) and it stays right there until I need it and goes right back there when I am done with it or I get out of the car.
So that kind of crevice at the end of a mattress, where the ticking is that what it's called that raised thing at the edge of a mattress, they apparently love to live in that crevice there.
It always amazes me people who want to be "crevice" docs??
The blessed light of day itself peeps in, an ugly phantom face, through the unchangeable crevice which is his prison window.
The central issue in my opininion is that M15 did not maintain surveillance on the two 7/7suspects even when they had been in contact with the "crevice" suspects This can only be due to lack of resource in M15 or shortage of suitably trained surveillance personnel.