crater

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crater
  • noun
    A large, bowl-shaped cavity in the ground or on the surface of a planet or the moon, typically one caused by an explosion or the impact of a meteorite or other celestial body. (the blast left a crater in the car park)
    A large bowl used in ancient Greece for mixing wine. (There were marble craters (mixing bowls) and candelabra, statuary, busts, reliefs, column capitals and bases, and 60 to 70 marble column shafts.)
  • adjective
    Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Crater.

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