What is crater?

  • (noun): A bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb.
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Some articles on crater:

Kīlauea - Eruptive History - 1790 To 1934
... Halemaumau Crater, then a small upwelling in the caldera floor, was topped by a lava lake that then drained, before refilling again, forming an enormous lava lake and nearly reaching ... Halemaumau Crater, a fully formed pit crater after the 1919 event and the site of a sizable lava lake, first drained, then quickly began sinking into the ground, deepening ...

More definitions of "crater":

  • (noun): A faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus.
  • (noun): A bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano.
    Synonyms: volcanic crater

Famous quotes containing the word crater:

    Give me a condor’s quill! Give me Vesuvius’ crater for an inkstand!
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)