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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 splin·ter /ˈsplɪntɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 splin·ter /ˈsplɪntɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Splin·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Splintered p. pr. & vb. n. Splintering.]
 1. To split or rend into long, thin pieces; to shiver; as, the lightning splinters a tree.
    After splintering their lances, they wheeled about, and . . . abandoned the field to the enemy.   --Prescott.
 2. To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Splin·ter, v. i. To become split into long pieces.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Splin·ter, n.  A thin piece split or rent off lengthwise, as from wood, bone, or other solid substance; a thin piece; a sliver; as, splinters of a ship's mast rent off by a shot.
 Splinter bar. (a) A crossbar in a coach, which supports the springs. (b) The bar to which the traces are attached; a roller bolt; a whiffletree.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a
          splinter in his finger"; "it flew into flinders" [syn: sliver,
      v 1: withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break
           up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away" [syn:
            secede, break away]
      2: divide into slivers or splinters [syn: sliver]
      3: break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"
         [syn: sliver]