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See definition of splinter on Dictionary.com
  • nounthin piece of solid
  • verbbreak into thin, small pieces

synonyms for splinter

  • sliver
  • bit
  • chip
  • flake
  • fragment
  • needle
  • paring
  • shaving
  • wood
See also synonyms for: splintered / splintering / splintery
  • disintegrate
  • fracture
  • rive
  • shatter
  • smash
  • split
  • burst
  • fragment
  • shiver
  • break to smithereens
  • pash
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antonyms for splinter

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  • whole
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How to use splinter in a sentence

The wooden chalk bucket is so old that athletes get splinters if they dig their hands in too deep before hopping on the equipment.
CAN MEN’S COLLEGE GYMNASTICS BE SAVED? MINNESOTA IS TRYING, EVEN ON ITS WAY OUT.LIZ CLARKEAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It handily sucked out a nearly invisible splinter from my partner’s hand, and its lightweight and compact nature means it’s easy to fit it into your pack or car for any adventures you have planned.
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Over this we toasted bits of meat on the end of a splinter, and presently our hunger was appeased.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The second barrel was discharged with no better result, except that a splinter of its horn was knocked off.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Can be made from colorless acid by adding a splinter of pine, or allowing to stand in sunlight.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Using a pair of bullet-molds I managed to secure a grip on the ugly splinter and pull it out.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Two bullets went through the boy's hat; then a splinter cut through his clothes; still he did not flinch.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
"Good-morning," said a low voice from the door as I stood encouraging the camp-fire with splinter wood and dead palmetto fans.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
"These roads are very dusty," he remarked, wiping a splinter of fine shale from his own eyes.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
Pliny says, corundum was used in the form of a splinter fixed in an iron style.
SCARABSISAAC MYER
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