Shatter is defined as to smash or break into many pieces.(verb)
An example of shatter is to break a window by throwing a baseball into the top of the window.
Shatter means broken pieces.(noun)
An example of shatter is an area of broken pieces of glass.
See shatter in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME schateren, var. of scateren, to scatter
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verb shat·tered, shat·ter·ing, shat·ters verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English schateren
Origin: , from Old English *sceaterian, to scatter.
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