Translation of splinter in Spanish:


astilla, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsplɪntə//ˈsplɪn(t)ər/


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    (of wood) astilla feminine
    (of glass, bone, metal) esquirla feminine
    (of glass, bone, metal) astilla feminine
    • ‘Where windows have been knocked out there are splinters of glass all over our property,’ added Mr Lister.
    • Then it chose to throw splinters of wood and what looked like pieces of plastic at us.
    • Outside, power lines were dragging in pools of rainwater and in the hotel corridors solid wood doors lay in splinters.
    • Finally, rub down the wood to remove the splinters, give it a thin wash of acrylic paint and brush on the clear preservative.
    • The splinter from the broken glass hit Evelyn's right shin, leaving a two-inch gash.
    • The broomstick snapped into five pieces, splinters and slivers flying everywhere.
    • Even if we were covered with blood, even if we had glass splinters stuck in the shoulders and arms, we just couldn't feel anything.
    • Sivar turned away and chipped at a splinter of wood that poked from the window ledge.
    • Their room was filled with glass shards and wood splinters.
    • Mindful of the broken glass splinters, Fess reached into the car and opened the door from the inside.
    • There were some splinters of wood in a glass case, the clear surface clouded with age.
    • The flying vehicle of ours crashed through the roadblock, sending splinters and pieces of wood whistling all over the place.
    • Their bunker was ripped to pieces and splinters of wood were sent sky-high.
    • There among the splinters of wood and streetlit shards of glass was a wooden block with painted letters on its faces.
    • She looked down at her hands, bloody from the myriad of wood splinters and glass shards that had imbedded themselves in her skin.
    • His right eye has a slight defect due to being pierced by minute splinters of glass.
    • The entire structure seemed ready to collapse into a sea of glass shards and splinters.
    • Some residents had complained about sharp wood splinters and nails encroaching upon the children's play area in the park.
    • All three were being treated for possible glass splinters in the face.
    • Patrick recalls much of what followed, he was temporarily blinded from glass splinters as he searched and shouted for his friend but could not find him.

intransitive verb

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    (break into pieces)
    (wood/bone) astillarse
    some bits of metal splintered off se desprendieron algunos trocitos de metal
    • The door fell forward, cracking and splintering violently before being tossed gruesomely to the side.
    • I walked to the main door and put my right arm on the slightly splintered, wooden doorway.
    • The plastic glass on the front door is cracked and splintered, and sheets and filthy blankets are draped over the dirty windows.
    • She wanted to slam the door shut, to hear the satisfying crack of wood against wood, splintering and breaking.
    • Nick heard the crack of his bone splintering as a searing pain shot through his face.
    • He hit hard, shutters splintered and cracked as he went through them.
    • An X-Ray showed that both bones in her forearm were broken and splintered, and in one place a bone had pierced the skin.
    • Some were popped out of their frames by the force of the exploding jet fuel, but they fell without breaking or splintering.
    • He carried a wooden cane that was splintered at the handle so he had a rubber band to keep it together.
    • Thermal shock is a problem indicated by cracking or splintering, which is caused by rapid heating and cooling cycles.
    • The thought enraged her further and her fist hit the mirror, shattering it and splintering the wooden frame around it.
    • His wrists broke as he tried to catch himself, splintering under the weight of the senseless lunks of people handcuffed to him.
    • I squeezed the thing in my claw until it fractured and splintered into a spray of shards and powder.
    • Sam and Flick dived aside in the nick of time, just before the entire wooden shelf splintered against the floor.
    • At the end of the bed was a cedar chest which was splintered on one side and looked to have been broken into.
    • Raev'n had gone into the forest, and branches could be heard splintering from within, the sound only broken by her sobs.
    • Most of the furniture was broken or splintered and everything appeared to be at least ten years old.
    • There were no windows at all, and only one splintering wooden door.
    • Coat wooden handles with boiled linseed oil to help preserve them and prevent splintering and breaking.
    • Police smashed their way into some houses soon after 5am, breaking windows and splintering doors.
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    (society/political party) escindirse
    (political party/society) dividirse
    the left wing splintered off to form a new party el ala izquierda se separó / se escindió para formar un nuevo partido
    • Exactly what Brown will do to stop children splintering from society is not yet clear.
    • The liberal, nationalist and secular wings of the revolutionary movement splintered and faded, opposed by the religious faction.
    • Palestinians fear the barrier would splinter the State they seek.
    • My goal is not to splinter the left.
    • Like Alfred Adler, Jung found himself splintering away to pursue his own theories.
    • Given the crisis in the country there is no way the splintered parties can handle it.
    • The group urged all of Darfur's splintered rebel factions to accept new peace negotiations due to open in Libya later this month.
    • Royal first refused to concede and then insisted on a recount, the party looks as splintered as ever.
    • In addition, its Left was split equally along communist and social democratic lines, and the trade union movement was splintered as well.
    • In lieu of a political party, the Tories have splintered into think tanks.
    • Tymoshenko is expected to close at least some of the gap by picking up votes splintered among candidates in the first round.
    • Parents for Justice had withdrawn its co-operation from the faltering Dunne investigation and, riven by internal bickering, was close to splintering.
    • In fact, the black community is on the verge of becoming much more politically splintered.
    • But after the elder Lamonica died, in 1984, his oldest son took over and the congregation began to splinter.
    • The splintering of Solidarity, the break-up of Czechoslovakia, the rise of neo-Nazism in Germany are sobering troubles in a process that is still unfolding.
    • Any attempt to expel certain groups based on untrue allegations will be likely to splinter the movement unnecessarily.
    • Shiite religious leaders don't want powerful regions that would dilute their national clout, and there's always the danger the country could splinter.
    • The New Democratic movement of pro-free market moderates, which helped catapult Bill Clinton into the White House in 1992, has splintered, transformed by a reinvigoration of grassroots energy.
    • A truly complex job, considering American culture has splintered viewer tastes.
    • Under stress, Europe did not splinter.

transitive verb

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    (wood/bone) astillar