Shard

Definition of Shard

Pronunciation: shärd
n.1.A plant; chard.
1.A piece or fragment of an earthen vessel, or a like brittle substance, as the shell of an egg or snail.
The precious dish
Broke into shards of beauty on the board.
- E. Arnold.
2.(Zool.) The hard wing case of a beetle.
They are his shards, and he their beetle.
- Shak.
3.A gap in a fence.
4.A boundary; a division.

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