Splin"ter (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Splintered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Splintering.] [Cf. LG. splittern, splinteren. See Splint, n., Split.]


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.


To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb.

Bp. Wren.


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Splin"ter, v. i.

To become split into long pieces.


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Splin"ter, n. [See Splinter, v., or Splint, 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.


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