[klee-vuh-buh l]


capable of being cleft or split.

Nearby words

  1. clearway,
  2. clearweed,
  3. clearwing,
  4. cleary,
  5. cleat,
  6. cleavage,
  7. cleavage cavity,
  8. cleavage division,
  9. cleavage line,
  10. cleavage product

Origin of cleavable

First recorded in 1840–50; cleave2 + -able

Related formscleav·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