Meaning of “splinter” in the English Dictionary

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splinternoun [ C ]

us /ˈsplɪn·tər/

a small, sharp, piece of wood, glass, or similar material that has broken off a larger piece:

She tried to ignore the splinter in her foot.
verb [ I ] us /ˈsplɪn·tər/

The old tree cracked and splintered as it fell.

(Definition of “splinter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)