crevice (plural crevices)
- A narrow crack or fissure, as in a rock or wall.
- 16 March, 1926, Virginia Woolf, letter to V. Sackville-West
- I can't tell you how urbane and sprightly the old poll parrot was; and […] not a pocket, not a crevice, of pomp, humbug, respectability in him: he was fresh as a daisy.
- To crack; to flaw.
- 1624, Henry Wotton, The Elements of Architecture:
- they are more apt in swagging down, to pierce with their points, then in the jacent Postures and […] crevice the Wall
- “crevice” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “crevice” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- crevice at OneLook Dictionary Search
From either Frankish *krebitja (“crayfish”), diminutive of *krebit (“crab”), from Proto-Germanic *krabitaz (“crab, cancer”), from Proto-Indo-European *grebʰ-, *gerebʰ- (“to scratch, crawl”), or from Old High German krebiz (“edible crustacean, crab”) (German Krebs (“crab”)), from the same source. Cognate with Middle Low German krēvet (“crab”), Dutch kreeft (“crayfish, lobster”), Old English crabba (“crab”).