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craternoun [C]

uk   /ˈkreɪ.tər/  us   /ˈkreɪ.t̬ɚ/
the round hole at the top of a volcano, or a hole in the ground similar to this: the huge crater of Vesuvius a bomb crater With a good telescope, you can see craters on the moon.
cratered
adjective uk   /ˈkreɪ.təd/  us   /ˈkreɪ.t̬ɚd/
a cratered surface
(Definition of crater from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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craternoun [C]

 us   /ˈkreɪ·t̬ər/
earth science a large hole in the top of a volcano (= mountain made from liquid rock)
A crater is also a large hole made by something hitting the ground with force: The meteorite left a crater six feet deep.
(Definition of crater from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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