[ flin-derz ]
/ ˈflɪn dərz /
Matthew,1774–1814, English navigator and explorer: surveyed coast of Australia.
a river in NE Australia, flowing NW to the Gulf of Carpentaria. 520 miles (837 km) long.
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/ (ˈflɪndəz) /
rare small fragments or splinters (esp in the phrase fly into flinders)
Word Origin for flinders
C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flindra thin piece of stone
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mid-15c., Scottish flendris, probably related to Norwegian flindra "chip, splinter," or Dutch flenter "fragment;" ultimately from the same PIE root that produced flint.
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