Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Bits, fragments, or splinters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. fragments, splinters
  • n. Plural form of flinder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Small pieces or splinters; fragments.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bits and splinters and fragments
  • n. British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)

Etymologies

Middle English flendris, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flindra, splinter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably of Scandinavian origin: compare Norwegian flindra ("splinter"). (Wiktionary)
See flinder. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In fact, the NPCs carry on conversations about local gossip while you're Keith Mooning the room to flinders, which is somehow insulting; the people here are talking about the spate of local burglaries as if it's of high importance, but your gorilla-style poo-flinging antics aren't worthy of comment.

    The Uncanny Valley

  • The skull shatters into flinders and the brain melts into gray sludge.

    Masked

  • We left behind us a debris field of PerfectWood flinders but -- luckily -- no bodies.

    New Race

  • F430 Spider on Flinders + Web 2.0 Glocal Downunder in 2007. flinders, mornington peninsula, australia.

    F430 Spider on Flinders + Web 2.0 Glocal Downunder in 2007.

  • Sometimes, it's a train, coming your way to smash you to flinders.

    April 5th, 2007

  • It is a beautiful hymn and beats the flinders off some of the old chestnuts we continue to sing in the Episcopal Hymnal.

    Every Star Shall Sing A Carol

  • Post-WWII Germany could have de-Nazification because their country had been bombed to flinders.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • And lo! as I went from under that huge and dreadful overhang of the great waters, there came downward from the height a great stone that had been cast by the Jet, and it burst upon the rock to my back, and certain of the flinders did strike and ring upon mine armour, and made me to stagger as I ran.

    The Night Land

  • I served” blah blah blah… whens the last time you were in mogadishu or the flinders ranges int he middle of the outback?

    Think Progress » Fox News Anchor Calls Ted Kennedy A ‘Hostile Enemy Right Here On The Home Front’

  • Flickr'ing with my 02 XDAii flinders, mornington peninsula, australia.

    Archive 2005-06-01

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