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English Dictionary: sliver by the DICT Development Group
3 results for sliver
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
sliver
n
  1. a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"
    Synonym(s): splinter, sliver
  2. a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    Synonym(s): paring, sliver, shaving
v
  1. divide into slivers or splinters [syn: sliver, splinter]
  2. break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"
    Synonym(s): splinter, sliver
  3. form into slivers; "sliver wood"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sliver \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sliver \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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