Splinter \Splin"ter\, v. i. To become split into long pieces. [1913 Webster]

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  • Splinter — may refer to: * a sharp fragment of material, usually wood, metal, or fiberglass, see [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/splinter wiktionary entry for splinter ] . * Splinter or Schism (organizational), a division of an organization or movement into… …   Wikipedia

  • Splinter — Splinter …   Википедия

  • splinter — late 14c., from M.Du. splinter, splenter a splinter, related to splinte (see SPLINT (Cf. splint)). The verb is from 1580s; figurative sense from c.1600. Related: Splintered; splintering. The adjective (as in splinter party) is first recorded 1935 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Splinter — 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. [1913 Webster] {Splinter bar} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splinter — [n] thin piece of solid bit, chip, flake, fragment, needle, paring, shaving, sliver, wood; concepts 471,479,831 splinter [v] break into thin, small pieces break to smithereens*, burst, disintegrate, fracture, fragment, pash, rive, shatter, shiver …   New thesaurus

  • Splinter — 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. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splinter — index break (fracture), rend, separate, sever, split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Splinter — Sm spleißen …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • splinter — I noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal (Freq. 3) he got a splinter in his finger it broke into slivers • Syn: ↑sliver • Derivationally related forms: ↑slivery ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • splinter — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ tiny ▪ glass, metal, wood, wooden VERB + SPLINTER ▪ get, have …   Collocations dictionary

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