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flinders

[flin-derz] /ˈflɪn dərz/
plural noun
1.
splinters; small pieces or fragments.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English flendris, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian flindra splinter; perhaps akin to flint
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British Dictionary definitions for flinder

flinders

/ˈflɪndəz/
plural noun
1.
(rare) small fragments or splinters (esp in the phrase fly into flinders)
Word Origin
C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flindra thin piece of stone
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Word Origin and History for flinder

flinders

n.

mid-15c., Scottish flendris, probably related to Norwegian flindra "chip, splinter," or Dutch flenter "fragment;" ultimately from the same PIE root that produced flint.

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