Splinter



noun
1.
a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, or the like, split or broken off from the main body.
2.
splinter group.
verb (used with object)
3.
to split or break into splinters.
4.
to break off (something) in splinters.
5.
to split or break (a larger group) into separate factions or independent groups.
6.
Obsolete. to secure or support by a splint or splints, as a broken limb.
verb (used without object)
7.
to be split or broken into splinters.
8.
to break off in splinters.
noun
1.
a very small sharp piece of wood, glass, metal, etc, characteristically long and thin, broken off from a whole
2.
a metal fragment, from the container of a shell, bomb, etc, thrown out during an explosion
verb
3.
to reduce or be reduced to sharp fragments; shatter
4.
to break or be broken off in small sharp fragments
splice the main brace

A PL/I interpreter with debugging features.
[Sammet 1969, p.600].
(1995-01-19)

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