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Bits, fragments, or splinters.

[Middle English flendris, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flindra, splinter.]


pl n
rare small fragments or splinters (esp in the phrase fly into flinders)
[C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flindra thin piece of stone]


(ˈflɪn dərz)

splinters; fragments.
[1400–50; late Middle English]
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Noun1.flinders - British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)Flinders - British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
2.flinders - bits and splinters and fragmentsflinders - bits and splinters and fragments; "it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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