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English definition of “splinter”

splinter

noun [C]     /ˈsplɪntər/
a small , sharp piece of wood , glass , etc which has broken from a large piece : I've got a splinter in my finger .Words meaning small pieces and amounts
a splinter group a small group of people that forms after leaving a larger organization , such as a political party Groups of peoplePolitics
splinter verb [I] to break into small , sharp pieces Tearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of splinter noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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