Cre`vasse" (kr?`v?s"), n. [F. See Crevice.]

1.

A deep crevice or fissure, as in embankment; one of the clefts or fissure by which the mass of a glacier is divided.

2.

A breach in the levee or embankment of a river, caused by the pressure of the water, as on the lower Mississippi.

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