Definitions

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  • n. A splinter, usually of wood.
  • n. A wooden splinter caught under the skin.
  • n. Unusably short lengths of fiber-reinforced material, such as prepreg.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small stick or rod used as a spike in thatching; a splinter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To set, as a broken bone, with a spelk or splint.
  • To use a spelk or rod in or upon; fasten or strike with a spelk.
  • n. A splinter of wood; a splint used in setting a broken bone.
  • n. A rod, stick, or switch; especially, a small stick or rod used in thatching.

Etymologies

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From Old English spelc.

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