scissure

Definitions of scissure
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n a long narrow opening

Synonyms:
cleft, crack, crevice, fissure
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
Types:
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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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