Synonyms of splinter in English:



  • small splinters of wood a splinter of glass
    sliver, shiver, chip, shard, needle; fragment, piece, bit, shred, spell, spillikin; shaving, paring; (splinters)matchwood, flinders; Scottishskelf
    technical gallet, spall
  • verb

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  • the windscreen splintered
    shatter, break into tiny pieces, break into fragments, smash, smash into smithereens, fracture, split, crack, disintegrate, crumble
    technical spall
    rare shiver
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