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[pot-shurd] /ˈpɒtˌʃɜrd/

a broken pottery fragment, especially one of archaeological value.
a broken fragment of pottery

early 14c., from pot (n.1) + Middle English schoord, from Old English sceard (see shard).

a “shred”, i.e., anything severed, as a fragment of earthenware (Job 2:8; Prov. 26:23; Isa. 45:9).


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