splinters or fragments
chiefly in break (or fly) into flinders
Origin of flindersMiddle English (northern) flender from Scand, as in Norwegian flindra, splinter from Indo-European base (s)plei-, to split from source split, splint, flint
Bits, fragments, or splinters.
Origin of flindersMiddle English flendris possibly of Scandinavian origin Norwegian flindra splinter
Probably of Scandinavian origin: compare Norwegian flindra (“splinter”).
- plural form of flinder