What does the word cleavage mean?

Usage examples for cleavage

  1. Bakewell, Mr., on cleavage in Swiss Alps. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. He studied the lines of cleavage in the rock, calculated the cost in labor and explosives of the stone brought down, and found it all interesting. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  3. If I may attempt to forecast, I would say that the ultimate cleavage is coming not over particular articles of the Apostles' Creed, but over the value we set on the history and person of Jesus. – The Unity of Civilization by Various

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