Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Bits, fragments, or splinters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Small pieces or splinters; fragments.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English flendris, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flindra, splinter.]

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See flinder.

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Probably of Scandinavian origin: compare Norwegian flindra ("splinter").

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

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

    New Race

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

    Masked

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

    Masked

  • 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

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

    War crimes and reconciliation

  • 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

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  • flinders n pl, splinters or fragments

    January 8, 2008