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 splintery
My first exposure to the piece came from the splintery wood cabinet in the corner of the studio.
Usually odorless, not splintery, not resinous, with little contrast between early and late wood.Studies of Trees|Jacob Joshua Levison
Some had splintery threads hanging around their cuts like used toothpicks.The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse|Vicente Blasco Ibanez
The rocks are pale-coloured (yellowish or reddish as a rule), hard, splintery, much jointed and occasionally nodular.
But on December 19th came another dreadful and splintery packing-case.
Halfway down the car is a semi-partition of carved oak columns, but the aisle is of bare, splintery, grease-blackened wood.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis