[ kloof ]
/ kluf /


(in South Africa) a deep glen; ravine.


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Origin of kloof

1725–35; < Afrikaans; akin to cleave2
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British Dictionary definitions for kloof

/ (kluːf) /


a mountain pass or gorge in southern Africa

Word Origin for kloof

C18: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch clove a cleft; see cleave 1
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