splinter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"splinter" in British English

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splinternoun [C]

uk   /ˈsplɪn.tər/  us   /-tɚ/
a ​small, ​sharp, ​brokenpiece of ​wood, ​glass, ​plastic, or ​similarmaterial: The ​girl had a splinter (ofwood) in her ​toe.

splinterverb [I]

uk   /ˈsplɪn.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
to ​break into ​small, ​sharppieces: The ​edges of the ​plasticcover had ​cracked and splintered.figurative The ​danger is that the ​Conservative Party may splinter into several ​smallerpoliticalparties.
(Definition of splinter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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splinternoun [C]

 us   /ˈsplɪn·tər/
a ​small, ​sharp, ​piece of ​wood, ​glass, or ​similarmaterial that has ​broken off a ​largerpiece: She ​tried to ​ignore the splinter in her ​foot.
verb [I]  us   /ˈsplɪn·tər/
The ​oldtreecracked and splintered as it ​fell.
(Definition of splinter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “splinter”
in Arabic شَظْيّة…
in Korean 조각, 가시…
in Portuguese lasca…
in Catalan estella…
in Japanese とげ, 破片…
in Chinese (Simplified) (木头、玻璃、塑料等的)尖细条,尖碎片…
in Turkish kıymık, parça…
in Russian осколок, заноза…
in Chinese (Traditional) (木頭、玻璃、塑膠等的)尖細條,尖碎片…
in Italian scheggia…
in Polish drzazga, odłamek…
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