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Definition of Crater

Crater
Crater Cra"ter (kr?t?r), n. [L. crater, cratera, a mixing vessel, the mouth of a volcano, Gr. krath`r, fr. keranny`nai to mix; cf. Skr. [,c]r[imac] to mix, [,c]ir to cook, [,c]r[=a] to cook. Cf. Grail, in Holy Grail.] 1. The basinlike opening or mouth of a volcano, through which the chief eruption comes; similarly, the mouth of a geyser, about which a cone of silica is often built up. 2. (Mil.) The pit left by the explosion of a mine. 3. (Astron.) A constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the Cup.

Meaning of Crater from wikipedia

- Crater may refer to: Impact crater, a depression caused by two celestial bodies impacting each other, such as a meteorite hitting a planet Explosion crater...
- An impact crater is a depression in the surface of a planet, moon, or other solid body in the Solar System or elsewhere, formed by the hypervelocity impact...
- Meteor Crater, or Barringer Crater, is a meteorite impact crater about 37 mi (60 km) east of Flagstaff and 18 mi (29 km) west of Winslow in the desert...
- The Chicxulub crater (IPA: [tʃikʃuˈlub]) is an impact crater buried underneath the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Its center is offs**** near the communities...
- The Darvaza gas crater (Turkmen media use the name Shining of the Karakum: Turkmen: Garagum ýalkymy), also known as the Door to **** or Gates of ****,...
- Crater Lake (Klamath: Giiwas) is a volcanic crater lake in south-central Oregon in the western United States. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National...
- Arusha Region, within the Crater Highlands geological area of northern Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within...
- This list of impact craters on Earth contains a selection of the 190 confirmed craters given in the Earth Impact Database as of 2017. To keep the lists...
- The Vredefort crater /ˈfrɪərdəfɔːrt/ is the largest verified impact crater on Earth. It was 160–300 km (100–200 mi) across when it was formed; and what...
- This is a partial list of craters on Mars. There are hundreds of thousands of impact craters on Mars, but only some of them have names. This list here...