Search Result for "flinders":
1. British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814);
[syn: Flinders, Matthew Flinders, Sir Matthew Flinders]
2. bits and splinters and fragments;
- Example: "it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flinders \Flin"ders\, n. pl. [Scot. flenders, flendris; perh. akin to E. flutter; cf. D. flenters rags, broken pieces.] Small pieces or splinters; fragments. [1913 Webster] The tough ash spear, so stout and true, Into a thousand flinders flew. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]