Definition of splinter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsplɪntə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplɪntər//
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a small, thin sharp piece of wood, metal, glass, etc. that has broken off a larger piece synonym shard splinters of glass to remove a splinter from your finger Word OriginMiddle English: from Middle Dutch splinter, splenter; related to splint.Extra examples a radical splinter group of the organization Blood and splinters of bone spattered the floor. I’ve got a splinter in my finger.
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