Splinter

Definition of Splinter

Splin´ter
v. t.1.To split or rend into long, thin pieces; to shiver; as, the lightning splinters a tree.
[imp. & p. p. Splintered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Splintering.]
2.To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb.
v. i.1.To become split into long pieces.
n.1.A thin piece split or rent off lengthwise, as from wood, bone, or other solid substance; a thin piece; a sliver; as, splinters of a ship's mast rent off by a shot.
Splinter bar
a - A crossbar in a coach, which supports the springs
b - The bar to which the traces are attached; a roller bolt; a whiffletree.

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