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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 partyGroups of peoplePolitics
splinter verb [I] to break into small, sharp piecesTearing and breaking into pieces
Translations of “splinter”
in Korean 조각, 가시…
in Arabic شَظْيّة…
in Portuguese lasca…
in Catalan estella…
in Japanese とげ, 破片…
in Italian scheggia…
in Chinese (Traditional) (木頭、玻璃、塑膠等的)尖細條,尖碎片…
in Russian осколок, заноза…
in Turkish kıymık, parça…
in Chinese (Simplified) (木头、玻璃、塑料等的)尖细条,尖碎片…
in Polish drzazga, odłamek…
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