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.
splinter
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

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

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