MDu splinte, metal plate or pin.
- Chip; fracture; sliver; [fig.] fraction; little bit; very small amount; [metaphor] irregularity; cause for doubt; uncertainty in thought; defect in logic; flaw in reason.
splinter [-ed] verbal adj
see splinter, n.
- Broken; cracked; damaged; shattered; fragmented; [fig.] imperfect; flawed; defective; [metaphor] thorny; made of sharp spines instead of laurel leaves.