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Meaning & Definition of Splinter in English

English

Splinter

/splɪntər/

noun

1. A small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

  • "He got a splinter in his finger"
  • "It broke into slivers"
    synonym:
  • splinter
  • ,
  • sliver

verb

1. Withdraw from an organization or communion

  • "After the break up of the soviet union, many republics broke away"
    synonym:
  • secede
  • ,
  • splinter
  • ,
  • break away

2. Divide into slivers or splinters

    synonym:
  • sliver
  • ,
  • splinter

3. Break up into splinters or slivers

  • "The wood splintered"
    synonym:
  • splinter
  • ,
  • sliver