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Splinter vs. Sliver

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Splinternoun

A long, sharp fragment of material, often wood.

Slivernoun

A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.

Splinternoun

A group that formed by splitting off from a larger membership.

Slivernoun

(regional US) Specifically, a splinter caught under the skin.

Splinternoun

(bridge) A double-jump bid which indicates shortage in the bid suit.

Slivernoun

A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which precedes spinning.

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Splinterverb

(intransitive) To come apart into long sharp fragments.

‘The tall tree splintered during the storm.’;

Slivernoun

(fishing) Bait made of pieces of small fish. Compare kibblings.

Splinterverb

(transitive) To cause to break apart into long sharp fragments.

‘His third kick splintered the door.’;

Slivernoun

A narrow high-rise apartment building.

Splinterverb

To break, or cause to break, into factions.

‘The government splintered when the coalition members could not agree.’; ‘The unpopular new policies splintered the company.’;

Sliververb

(transitive) To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit.

‘to sliver wood’;

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Splinterverb

(transitive) To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb.

Sliververb

To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.

‘They 'll sliver thee like a turnip.’;

Splinterverb

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.’;

Slivernoun

A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment, as of glass; a splinter.

Splinterverb

To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb.

Slivernoun

A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which preceeds spinning.

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Splinterverb

To become split into long pieces.

Slivernoun

Bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. Kibblings.

Splinternoun

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.

Slivernoun

a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal;

‘he got a splinter in his finger’; ‘it flew into flinders’;

Splinternoun

a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal;

‘he got a splinter in his finger’; ‘it flew into flinders’;

Slivernoun

a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

Splinterverb

withdraw from an organization or communion;

‘After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away’;

Sliververb

divide into slivers or splinters

Splinterverb

divide into slivers or splinters

Sliververb

break up into splinters or slivers;

‘The wood splintered’;

Splinterverb

break up into splinters or slivers;

‘The wood splintered’;

Sliververb

form into slivers;

‘sliver wood’;

Splinter

A splinter (also known as a sliver) is a fragment of a larger object, or a foreign body that penetrates or is purposely injected into a body. The foreign body must be lodged inside tissue to be considered a splinter.

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