Splinter Splin"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Splintered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Splintering}.] [Cf. LG. splittern, splinteren. See {Splint}, n., {Split}.] 1. To split or rend into long, thin pieces; to shiver; as, the lightning splinters a tree. [1913 Webster]

After splintering their lances, they wheeled about, and . . . abandoned the field to the enemy. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

2. To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb. --Bp. Wren. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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