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[flin-derz] /ˈflɪn dərz/

plural noun
splinters; small pieces or fragments.
[flin-derz] /ˈflɪn dərz/
Matthew, 1774–1814, English navigator and explorer: surveyed coast of Australia.
a river in NE Australia, flowing NW to the Gulf of Carpentaria. 520 miles (837 km) long.
plural noun
(rare) small fragments or splinters (esp in the phrase fly into flinders)

mid-15c., Scottish flendris, probably related to Norwegian flindra “chip, splinter,” or Dutch flenter “fragment;” ultimately from the same PIE root that produced flint.


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