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1. A sharp, slender piece, as of wood, bone, glass, or metal, split or broken off from a main body.
2. A splinter group.
v. splin·tered, splin·ter·ing, splin·ters
To split or break into sharp, slender pieces; form splinters.
To cause to splinter. See Synonyms at break.
[Middle English, from Middle Dutch.]
liable to produce or break into splinters
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|Adj.||1.||splintery - subject to breaking into sharp slender pieces|
breakable - capable of being broken or damaged; "earthenware pottery is breakable"; "breakable articles should be packed carefully"
|2.||splintery - resembling or consisting of or embedded with long slender fragments of (especially) wood having sharp points; "a rough splintery floor of old pine boards"|
adj → splitt(e)rig