A narrow opening or fissure, especially in a rock or wall: many creatures hide in crevices in the rock
More example sentences
- A lack of legs helps them fit into tight gaps and crevices and down narrow holes.
- The figure is formed by shadows of rocks when the sun penetrates the cave trough openings and crevices.
- They lead an active life during the day and sleep at night, often hiding in caves or rock crevices.
Middle English: from Old French crevace, from crever 'to burst', from Latin crepare 'to rattle, crack'.