Origin of splinter
OTHER WORDS FROM splintersplin·ter·less, adjectivesplin·ter·y, adjectiveun·splin·tered, adjective
How to use splinter in a sentence
Upstairs, in the living room, splintered logs of hemlock cackled and spat from inside the wood stove.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They splintered themselves into two categories: “Hardcore” and “Casual.”
As the term splintered, people clung to it and its variations.
He didn't lose anyone in "The Sudden Departure," but his family has splintered anyway.‘The Leftovers’ Review: A Fever Dream You Can’t Wake Up From|Andrew Romano|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shields are again splintered into useless bits, and sparks fly from all the metallic collisions.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bang went the fragile bulb, as it splintered into a thousand atoms, and the mercury shot in sparkling globules over the table.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He glanced quickly at me out of a square, serious face, then plunged back through the splintered door toward the breakup inside.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
There was a sharp snap as the boom, splintered in two in the middle, emerged from the waves, a useless thing.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
Away it bounded, with the ease and certainty of a well-aimed arrow, over a ridge of splintered rocks.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
"See," he said, holding the tiny flame above a splintered scar on the boards.