Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A splinter of wood; a splint used in setting a broken bone.
  • noun A rod, stick, or switch; especially, a small stick or rod used in thatching.
  • 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.

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

  • noun Prov. Eng. A small stick or rod used as a spike in thatching; a splinter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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From Old English spelc.

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