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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of chipping something;
[syn: chip, chipping, splintering]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Splinter \Splin"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Splintered; p. pr. & vb. n. Splintering.] [Cf. LG. splittern, splinteren. See Splint, n., Split.] 1. To split or rend into long, thin pieces; to shiver; as, the lightning splinters a tree. [1913 Webster] After splintering their lances, they wheeled about, and . . . abandoned the field to the enemy. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 2. To fasten or confine with splinters, or splints, as a broken limb. --Bp. Wren. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

splintering n 1: the act of chipping something [syn: chip, chipping, splintering]