scissure

Definitions of scissure
  1. noun
    a long narrow opening
    synonyms: cleft, crack, crevice, fissure
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    examples:
    Denali Fault
    a major open geological fault in Alaska
    San Andreas Fault
    a major geological fault in California; runs from San Diego to San Francisco; the source of serious earthquakes
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    chap
    a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
    chink
    a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
    crevasse
    a deep fissure
    fatigue crack
    a crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue
    break, fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, shift
    (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    rift
    a narrow fissure in rock
    slit
    a narrow fissure
    split
    a lengthwise crack in wood
    vent, volcano
    a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
    inclined fault
    a geological fault in which one side is above the other
    strike-slip fault
    a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
    type of:
    gap, opening
    an open or empty space in or between things
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