verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of splinter
Synonyms for splinter
Related Words for splinteryacute, pointed, keen, salient, fine, tapering, flimsy, brittle, crisp, frail, gnawing, jagged, shooting, serrated, barbed, acuminate, peaked, piercing, tined
Examples from the Web for splintery
Contemporary Examples of splintery
My first exposure to the piece came from the splintery wood cabinet in the corner of the studio.How to Write a Winning Ivy League Essay
October 25, 2009
Historical Examples of splintery
The nature of the bark is known by its splintery, fibrous, or corky texture.On the Banks of the Amazon
It is rarely used for inside finishing, owing to its brittle and splintery character.American Forest Trees
Henry H. Gibson
The next rock is a porphyritic horn-stone, and splintery horn-stone.
Hornstone occurs under three modifications; splintery hornstone, conchoidal hornstone, and woodstone.
A brittle wood breaks suddenly with a clean instead of a splintery fracture and without warning.The Mechanical Properties of Wood
Samuel J. Record
Word Origin for splinter
late 14c., from Middle Dutch splinter, splenter "a splinter," related to splinte (see splint). The adjective (as in splinter party) is first recorded 1935, from the noun.
1580s, from splinter (n.). Figurative sense from c.1600. Related: Splintered; splintering.