[ kloh-ver-leef ]
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noun,plural clo·ver·leafs, clo·ver·leaves.
  1. a road arrangement, resembling a four-leaf clover in form, for permitting easy traffic movement between two intersecting high-speed highways. One highway passes over the other, and both are joined by a system of curved feeder roads permitting vehicles to enter and leave the highways.

  1. shaped like or resembling a leaf or leaves of clover.

Origin of cloverleaf

First recorded in 1930–35; clover + leaf

Other words from cloverleaf

  • clo·ver·leafed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cloverleaf in a sentence

  • He had fetched up in a central pathway where the chairs tried to run cloverleafs around four displays.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for cloverleaf


/ (ˈkləʊvəˌliːf) /

nounplural -leaves
  1. an arrangement of connecting roads, resembling a four-leaf clover in form, that joins two intersecting main roads

  2. (modifier) in the shape or pattern of a leaf of clover

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