Synonyms of 'splinter'
a small thin sharp piece broken off, esp. from wooda splinter in the finger
to break or be broken into small sharp fragmentsThe ruler cracked and splintered into pieces.
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in the sense of chip
a small piece removed by chopping, cutting, or breaking
His eyes gleamed like chips of blue glass.
in the sense of disintegrate
(of an object) to break into fragments
At 420 mph the windscreen disintegrated.
Thesaurus for splinter from the Collins English Thesaurus