Meaning of sliver

sliv•er

Pronunciation: (sliv'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a small, slender, often sharp piece, as of wood or glass, split, broken, or cut off, usually lengthwise or with the grain; splinter.
  2. any small, narrow piece or portion: A sliver of sky was visible.
  3. a strand of loose, untwisted fibers produced in carding.
—v.t.
  1. to split or cut off (a sliver) or to split or cut into slivers: to sliver a log into kindling.
  2. to form (textile fibers) into slivers.
—v.i.
  1. to split.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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