Adjective "Sliver" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Sliver


    Definition:

    noun

    1. a small, slender, often sharp piece, as of wood or glass, split, broken, or cut off, usually lengthwise or with the grain; splinter.

    2. any small, narrow piece or portion: A sliver of sky was visible.

    3. a strand of loose, untwisted fibers produced in carding.

    verb (used with object)

    4. to split or cut off (a sliver) or to split or cut into slivers: to sliver a log into kindling.

    5. to form (textile fibers) into slivers.

    verb (used without object)

    6. to split.

    Origin:
    sliver