|1.||the past tense and a past participle of cleave|
|2.||a fissure or crevice|
|3.||an indentation or split in something, such as the chin, palate, etc|
|5.||(of leaves) having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib|
|[Old English geclyft (n); related to Old High German kluft tongs, German Kluft gap, fissure; see |
A split or fissure between two parts.