Cliff (?), n. [AS. clif, cloef; akin to OS. klif, D. klif, klip, Icel. klif, Dan. & G. klippe, Sw. klippa; perh. orig. a climbing place. See Climb.]

A high, steep rock; a precipice.

Cliff swallow Zool., a North American swallow (Petrochelidon lunifrons), which builds its nest against cliffs; the eaves swallow.

 

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Cliff, n. Mus.

See Clef.

[Obs.]

 

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