Synonyms for Splinter:
n.hint, a little, a bit, trace, taster, fraction, sample. fracture, fall apart, rive, shiver, sunder, crumble, disintegrate, help, break up, rift. slim down, participate, desert, like rats deserting a sinking ship, abandon ship, politics, split. mixed, diverse, tribal, unanimous, factional, close-knit, collective, multicultural, from all walks of life, public. •sliver (noun)
piece, flake, wood, bit, shiver.
secede, flinders, sliver, break away.
•thin piece of solid (noun)
fragment, flake, wood, bit, sliver.
v.•break into thin, small pieces (verb)
shatter, fracture, disintegrate, split, smash, rive, shiver.
shatter, fragment, smash, atomize.
Usage examples for splinter
Sir Compton Domville had received a rather serious injury from a splinter in the left arm during the destruction of the Naval Barracks, but he had had his wounds dressed and insisted, against the advice of the doctors, in driving down to the Hard and talking matters over with General French. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith