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.]