South Africa
: a deep glen : ravine

Examples of kloof in a Sentence

halfway up its side, the couple sat in the cool shadows of the cliff overlooking the length of the kloof

Word History



First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kloof was in 1731

Dictionary Entries Near kloof

Cite this Entry

“Kloof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kloof. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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