verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of splinter
Related formssplin·ter·less, adjectivesplin·ter·y, adjectiveun·splin·tered, adjective
Examples from the Web for splintering
Instead, Egypt's current unrest is a sign of how much the nation is splintering.
Splintering of parties could spell doom for the next government.
The splintering of the old cartels has also made it possible for anyone with enough ambition to get to the top.
About this time a brick came through the window with a splintering crash, and gave me a considerable of a jolt in the back.Sketches New and Old, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The splintering of wood can be heard through the din from the lodges.Life on a Mediaeval Barony|William Stearns Davis
Then there was a splintering noise and a part of the wood broke away.The Doers|William John Hopkins
It struck the roof of the farmhouse, splintering the chimneys and tiles like glass.The Dominion of the Air|J. M. Bacon
There was a splintering crash and the very faint clink of metal.Bar-20 Days|Clarence E. Mulford