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English definition of “splinter”

splinter

noun [C]     /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 .Words meaning small pieces and amounts
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