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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
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