Definitions for: Splinter


[n] a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it flew into flinders"
[v] break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"
[v] divide into slivers or splinters
[v] withdraw from an organization or communion



Webster (1913) Definition: Splin"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Splintered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Splintering.] [Cf. LG. splittern, splinteren. See
Splint, n., Split.]
1. To split or rend into long, thin pieces; to shiver; as,
the lightning splinters a tree.

After splintering their lances, they wheeled about,
and . . . abandoned the field to the enemy.
--Prescott.

2. To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a
broken limb. --Bp. Wren.


Splin"ter, v. i.
To become split into long pieces.


Splin"ter, n. [See Splinter, v., or Splint, n.]
A thin piece split or rent off lengthwise, as from wood,
bone, or other solid substance; a thin piece; a sliver; as,
splinters of a ship's mast rent off by a shot.



Splinter bar.
(a) A crossbar in a coach, which supports the springs.
(b) The bar to which the traces are attached; a roller bolt;
a whiffletree.

Synonyms: break away, flinders, secede, sliver, sliver, sliver

See Also: bit, break, break up, break up, carve up, chip, dissever, divide, flake, fleck, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, part, scrap, separate, split, split up

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