Chasm (?), n. [L. chasma, Gr. , fr. to grape, to open wide. See Chaos.]
A deep opening made by disruption, as a breach in the earth or a rock; a yawning abyss; a cleft; a fissure.
That deep, romantic chasm which slanted down the green hill.
A void space; a gap or break, as in ranks of men.
Memory . . . fills up the chasms of thought.
© Webster 1913.