1. A place torn; a rent; a rift.


  1. To tear apart by force; to split; to cleave.
  2. To pierce or cleave with a weapon.
  1. To break apart; to split.
  2. In woodworking, to use a technique of splitting or sawing wood radially from a log (e.g. clapboards).

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