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Noun: sliver  sli-vu(r)
  1. A small thin sharp bit of wood, glass or metal
    "it broke into slivers";
    - splinter
     
  2. A thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    - paring, shaving
Verb: sliver  sli-vu(r)
  1. Divide into slivers or splinters
    - splinter
     
  2. Break up into splinters or slivers
    "The wood slivered";
    - splinter
     
  3. Form into slivers
    "sliver wood"

Derived forms: slivering, slivered, slivers

Type of: bit, break up, carve up, chip, dissever, divide, flake, fleck, form, fragment, fragmentise [Brit], fragmentize, scrap, separate, shape, split, split up

Encyclopedia: Sliver