"sliver" in the noun sense
1. splinter, sliver
a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
"he got a splinter in his finger"
"it broke into slivers"
2. paring, sliver, shaving
a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
"sliver" in the verb sense
1. sliver, splinter
divide into slivers or splinters
2. splinter, sliver
break up into splinters or slivers
"The wood splintered"
form into slivers
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