- A piece of broken ceramic, metal, glass, or rock, typically having sharp edges: shards of glass flew in all directionsMore example sentences
- Our emotions will be erupting like thermal steam vents, containing sharp silica glass shards from lava rock.
- The wings were shards of mossy glass - shards of a broken mirror, each adorned by a frightening eye.
- Saying that shards of broken glass are razor sharp is an understatement.
Old English sceard 'gap, notch, potsherd', of Germanic origin: related to Dutch schaarde 'notch', also to shear.