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splinter

noun [C] uk   /ˈsplɪn.tər/  us   /-tɚ/
a small, sharp, broken piece of wood, glass, plastic, or similar material: The girl had a splinter (of wood) in her toe.

splinter

verb [I] uk   /ˈsplɪn.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
to break into small, sharp pieces: The edges of the plastic cover had cracked and splintered.figurative The danger is that the Conservative Party may splinter into several smaller political parties.
Translations of “splinter”
in Korean 조각, 가시…
in Arabic شَظْيّة…
in Portuguese lasca…
in Catalan estella…
in Japanese とげ, 破片…
in Italian scheggia…
in Chinese (Traditional) (木頭、玻璃、塑膠等的)尖細條,尖碎片…
in Russian осколок, заноза…
in Turkish kıymık, parça…
in Chinese (Simplified) (木头、玻璃、塑料等的)尖细条,尖碎片…
in Polish drzazga, odłamek…
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