My first exposure to the piece came from the splintery wood cabinet in the corner of the studio.
late 14c., from Middle Dutch splinter, splenter "a splinter," related to splinte (see splint). The adjective (as in splinter party) is first recorded 1935, from the noun.
1580s, from splinter (n.). Figurative sense from c.1600. Related: Splintered; splintering.
To have a drink of liquor (1850+ Nautical)