Origin of splinter
OTHER WORDS FROM splintersplin·ter·less, adjectivesplin·ter·y, adjectiveun·splin·tered, adjective
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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 Clarke|April 16, 2021|Washington 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.
This faction of the opposition is itself fractured into dozens of splinter groups.Al Qaeda Makes a Play for the U.S. Allies the War Against ISIS Depends On|Jacob Siegel|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
DS: I got a splinter of wood through my ear as some doors were exploding.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho|Tim Teeman|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While new open-carry groups pop up and old organizations splinter, the gun control movement has found strength in partnerships.
A tornado does not just topple trees, it tears off their branches and twists their trunks until they splinter.Oklahoma Tornado Devastation: What the Twister Left Behind|Michael Daly|May 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The second lesson is that progressive movements all too often splinter among themselves, rather than uniting around common values.Women Of The Wall Reaffirm Support For Sharansky Plan|Mira Sucharov|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Over this we toasted bits of meat on the end of a splinter, and presently our hunger was appeased.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The second barrel was discharged with no better result, except that a splinter of its horn was knocked off.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Can be made from colorless acid by adding a splinter of pine, or allowing to stand in sunlight.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Using a pair of bullet-molds I managed to secure a grip on the ugly splinter and pull it out.A Virginia Scout|Hugh 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 Heroes|Various