What does the word splinter mean?

Usage examples for splinter

  1. Can any one say that he has understood the events connected with Morold and Tristan's first visit to Ireland and the splinter of the sword from the play itself without an independent explanation? – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  2. The dart used with the sumpit is usually made of a thin splinter of the nibong palm, stuck into a round piece of very light wood, so as to afford a surface for the breath to act upon. – Children of Borneo by Edwin Herbert Gomes
  3. Just before the election," said the wagon- maker, sitting down upon an unfinished hub, taking up an oak splinter and putting one end of it into his mouth, " a man come around here and 'lowed, he did, that if we could get a majority of farmers into the legislature, the condition of affairs would be changed. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read