verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of sliver
Examples from the Web for slivering
The lower ends should be slightly beveled to prevent their slivering.
The tops and bottoms of the posts should have their edges slightly chamfered to prevent their slivering.
Word Origin for sliver
"splinter of wood," late 14c., from obsolete verb sliven "to split, cleave," from Old English toslifan "to split, cleave" (see sleave).