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Crater may refer to:
- Impact crater, caused by two celestial bodies impacting each other, such as a meteorite hitting a planet
- Volcanic crater or caldera, formed by volcanic activity
- Subsidence crater, from an underground (usually nuclear) explosion
- A maar crater, a relief crater caused by a phreatic eruption or explosion
- pit crater, a crater that forms through sinking of the surface and not as a vent for lava
- Crater lake
- Explosion crater, a hole formed in the ground produced by an explosion near or below the surface
- Machtesh, a crater-like formation created by erosion.
- Crater, California, in Inyo County
- Cratering, when reindeer dig for lichens that sustain them in winter months
- Crater (constellation)
- Joseph F. Crater, a New York judge who mysteriously and famously disappeared in 1930
- An alternate ancient name for the Crathis, a river of southern Italy
- Crater (Yemen)
- The Crater (novel) a book by James Cooper
- Krater, a Greek vessel used to mix wine and water (the original meaning)
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