Meaning of “cleft” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “cleft” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cleftnoun [ C ]

us /kleft/

an opening or crack, esp. in a rock or the ground


us /kleft/

divided into two or more parts:

He was strikingly handsome, with dark, wavy hair, a cleft chin (= with a deep vertical line), and penetrating blue eyes.

(Definition of “cleft” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)