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sliver (plural slivers)
- A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.
- A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which precedes spinning.
- Bait made of pieces of small fish. Compare kibblings.
- (US, New York) A narrow high-rise apartment building.
a long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment
strand or slender roll of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state
New York: A narrow high-rise apartment building
- (transitive) To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit.
- to sliver wood
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- Sir Walter Scott
- They'll sliver thee like a turnip.