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Caves, ditches and cracks - thesaurus

Synonyms

cenote

noun

a deep hole under the ground that contains water, especially in southern Mexico and Central America

sinkhole

noun

a circular hole in the ground, formed when a rock such as limestone is gradually damaged by water and begins to disappear

cave

noun

a large hole in the side of a hill or under the ground

ditch

noun

a long narrow hole dug along the side of a road or field, usually so that water can run into it

gully

noun

a long narrow hole in rock or earth, usually made by water flowing along it

rift

noun

a crack or long narrow space that forms in a large mass of something such as rock or clouds

cavern

noun

a large cave

pothole

noun

British a large natural hole in a mountain or under the ground

dyke

noun

a narrow passage in flat land that water can pass through to prevent the land from flooding

fissure

noun

a long deep crack in something, especially the ground

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channel

noun

a narrow passage made in the ground so that water can go along it

chasm

noun

a very deep crack in rock or ice

crevasse

noun

a very deep crack in rock or ice

crevice

noun

a narrow crack in rock or in a wall

cut

noun

mainly American a cutting through something such as rock

cutting

noun

British a passage cut through something such as rock to allow a road or railway to pass through

dike

another spelling of dyke

flume

noun

a narrow passage that is made for water to go along and is used especially for moving wood

gulf

noun

a long thin deep crack or hole in the ground

gulley

another spelling of gully

gully

noun

a long narrow passage made for something to be taken away

irrigation channel

noun

a passage dug in the ground and used for bringing water to land in order to make plants grow

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