The definition of a cleft is a space between two parts, an opening made by a split or a crack.(noun)
An example of a cleft is the crack along a fault line.
See cleft in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME clift < OE *clyft < cleofan: see cleave
See cleft in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , past participle of cleven, to split; see cleave1
Origin: . N., from Middle English
Origin: , alteration (influenced by cleft)
Origin: of clift
Origin: , from Old English geclyft; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.
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