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splinter

[splin-ter]
noun
1.
a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, or the like, split or broken off from the main body.
verb (used with object)
3.
to split or break into splinters.
4.
to break off (something) in splinters.
5.
to split or break (a larger group) into separate factions or independent groups.
6.
Obsolete. to secure or support by a splint or splints, as a broken limb.
verb (used without object)
7.
to be split or broken into splinters.
8.
to break off in splinters.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German; cf. splint

splinterless, adjective
splintery, adjective
unsplintered, adjective


1. sliver. 8. separate, part, split.
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splinter (ˈsplɪntə)
 
n
1.  a very small sharp piece of wood, glass, metal, etc, characteristically long and thin, broken off from a whole
2.  a metal fragment, from the container of a shell, bomb, etc, thrown out during an explosion
 
vb
3.  to reduce or be reduced to sharp fragments; shatter
4.  to break or be broken off in small sharp fragments
 
[C14: from Middle Dutch splinter; see splint]

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splinter
late 14c., from M.Du. splinter, splenter "a splinter," related to splinte (see splint). The verb is from 1580s; figurative sense from c.1600. The adjective (as in splinter party) is first recorded 1935, from the noun.
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