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splinter

  

      n  
1    a very small sharp piece of wood, glass, metal, etc., characteristically long and thin, broken off from a whole  
2    a metal fragment, from the container of a shell, bomb, etc., thrown out during an explosion  
      vb  
3    to reduce or be reduced to sharp fragments; shatter  
4    to break or be broken off in small sharp fragments  
     (C14: from Middle Dutch splinter; see splint)  
  splintery      adj  


splinter group  
      n   a number of members of an organization, political party, etc., who split from the main body and form an independent association, usually as the result of dissension  
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splinter

  
1   
      n   chip, flake, fragment, needle, paring, shaving, sliver  
2   
      vb   break into smithereens, disintegrate, fracture, shatter, shiver, split  

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