Associations to the word «Splinter»


SPLINTER, noun. A long, sharp fragment of material, often wood.
SPLINTER, noun. A group that formed by splitting off from a larger membership.
SPLINTER, verb. (intransitive) To come apart into long sharp fragments.
SPLINTER, verb. (transitive) To cause to break apart into long sharp fragments.
SPLINTER, verb. (figuratively) (of a group) To break, or cause to break, into factions.
SPLINTER, verb. (transitive) To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb.
SPLINTER BAR, noun. A crossbar in a coach, which supports the springs.
SPLINTER BAR, noun. The bar to which the traces are attached; a roller bolt; a whiffletree.
SPLINTER BARS, noun. Plural of splinter bar
SPLINTER GROUP, noun. A group of members of a political party or of a similar organisation who have decided to create their own organisation.
SPLINTER GROUPS, noun. Plural of splinter group
SPLINTER PARTIES, noun. Plural of splinter party
SPLINTER PARTY, noun. A political party formed by members of an existing one whose views or policies differ from those of the majority.
SPLINTER UP, verb. (transitive) To attach splints to a broken limb in order to allow it to grow together.

Dictionary definition

SPLINTER, noun. A small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers".
SPLINTER, verb. Withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away".
SPLINTER, verb. Divide into slivers or splinters.
SPLINTER, verb. Break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered".

Wise words

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