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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To break into thin, sharp pieces. Also: A thin, sharp piece of wood or bone.

Usage examples (35)
  • The splinter worked its way further into my thumb and was very painful.
  • He got a splinter in his finger
  • A waggon locked wheels for a moment and ripped a long splinter from the chaise.
  • Now I must go to Google to determine the answer to this early-morning brain splinter …. for more
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