splinter


splinter
splinter [splin′tər]
vt., vi.
[ME < MDu, akin to splinte,SPLINT]
1. to break or split into thin, sharp pieces
2. to break into small parts or into groups with divergent views; fragment
n.
1. a thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, etc., made by splitting or breaking; sliver
2. a splinter group
adj.
designating a group that separates from a main party, church, etc. because of divergent views
SYN.- BREAK

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
(into thin pieces), , / , (into thin pieces),