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Sliver Meaning & Definition
Sliver Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Sliver?

[n] a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
[n] a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it flew into flinders"
[v] form into slivers, as of wool
[v] break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"
[v] divide into slivers or splinters

Synonyms | Synonyms for Sliver: flinders | paring | shaving | splinter | splinter | splinter

Related Terms | Find terms related to Sliver:

See Also | bit | break up | carve up | chip | dissever | divide | flake | fleck | form | fragment | fragment | fragmentise | fragmentize | scrap | separate | shape | splint | split | split up

Sliver In Webster's Dictionary

\Sliv"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slivered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slivering}.] [See {Slive}, v. t.] To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood. --Shak. They 'll sliver thee like a turnip. --Sir W. Scott.
\Sliv"er\, n. 1. A long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter. 2. A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which preceeds spinning. 3. pl. Bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. {Kibblings}. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett.

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