[ klee-vuh-buh l ]
/ ˈkli və bəl /


capable of being cleft or split.

Origin of cleavable

First recorded in 1840–50; cleave2 + -able

Related forms

cleav·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·cleav·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cleavable

  • The shakes were split very thin, for sugar pine is among the most cleavable woods of this country.

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson