Splintery
Splintery Splin"ter*y (spl[i^]n"t[~e]r*[y^]), a. Consisting of splinters; resembling splinters; as, the splintery fracture of a mineral. [1913 Webster]

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  • splintery — [splin′tərē] adj. 1. easily splintered 2. of or like a splinter 3. resulting in splinters, as a fracture 4. full of splinters; splintered * * * See splinter. * * * …   Universalium

  • splintery — [splin′tərē] adj. 1. easily splintered 2. of or like a splinter 3. resulting in splinters, as a fracture 4. full of splinters; splintered …   English World dictionary

  • splintery — splinter ► NOUN ▪ a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, etc. broken off from a larger piece. ► VERB ▪ break into splinters. DERIVATIVES splintery adjective. ORIGIN Dutch …   English terms dictionary

  • splintery — adjective 1. subject to breaking into sharp slender pieces (Freq. 1) • Similar to: ↑breakable • Derivationally related forms: ↑splinter 2. resembling or consisting of or embedded with long slender fragments of (especially) wood having sharp… …   Useful english dictionary

  • splintery — adjective see splinter I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • splintery — adjective a) Having many splinters. b) Given to splintering …   Wiktionary

  • splintery — splin·ter·y || splɪntÉ™rɪ adj. full of splinters or slivers; tending to split into small fragments, liable to splinter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • splintery — splin·tery …   English syllables

  • splintery fracture — noun (mineralogy) The property of breaking with a surface like broken wood • • • Main Entry: ↑splint …   Useful english dictionary

  • slivery — adjective resembling or consisting of or embedded with long slender fragments of (especially) wood having sharp points (Freq. 1) a rough splintery floor of old pine boards • Syn: ↑splintery • Pertains to noun: ↑sliver, ↑splinter …   Useful english dictionary

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