splinter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “splinter” in the English Dictionary

"splinter" in British English

See all translations
(Definition of splinter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"splinter" in American English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of splinter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“splinter” in British English

“splinter” in American English

More meanings of “splinter”

Word of the Day


(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More