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crater

noun [C] uk   /ˈkreɪ.tər/ us    /-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   /-təd/ us    /-t̬ɚd/
a cratered surface
Translations of “crater”
in Spanish cráter, abertura…
in French cratère…
in German der Krater, der Bombentrichter…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火山口, (火山口似的)坑…
in Russian кратер, воронка…
in Turkish yanardağ ağzı, krater, krater çukuru…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火山口, (火山口似的)坑…
in Polish krater…
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