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English definition of “splinter”

splinter

noun [C]  /ˈsplɪn·tər/ us  
a small, sharp, piece of wood, glass, or similar material that has broken off a larger piece: She tried to ignore the splinter in her foot.
splinter
verb [I]  /ˈsplɪn·tər/ us  
The old tree cracked and splintered as it fell.
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