n. A long, sharp fragment of material; often wood.
n. A group that formed by splitting off from a larger membership.
v. To come apart into long sharp fragments.
v. To cause to break apart into long sharp fragments.
v. To break, or cause to break, into factions.
the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
v. To split or rend into long, thin pieces; to shiver.
v. To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb.
verb-intransitive. To become split into long pieces.
n. A thin piece split or rent off lengthwise, as from wood, bone, or other solid substance; a thin piece; a sliver.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
To split or rend into long thin pieces; shiver.
To support by a splint, as a broken limb; splint.
To be split or rent into long pieces; shiver.
n. A sharp-edged fragment of anything split or shivered off more or less in the direction of its length; a thin piece (in proportion to its length) of wood or other solid substance rent from the main body; a splint.
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v. withdraw from an organization or communion
v. break up into splinters or slivers
n. a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
v. divide into slivers or splinters
"Onward and upward he led until all at once we reached a narrow platform, railed round and hung about with plaited rope screens which he called splinter-mats, over which I had a view of land and water, of ships and basins, of miles of causeways and piers, none of which had been in existence before the war."