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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Rift

RIFT, noun [from rive.] A cleft; a fissure; an opening made by riving or splitting.

RIFT, verb transitive to cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock.

RIFT, verb intransitive

1. to burst open; to split.

Timber - not apt to rift with ordnance.

2. to belch; to break wind. [Local.]