- a thin strip of wood or cane woven together with others to make baskets, chair seats, etc.
- a thin strip of metal used in overlapping construction with others to make medieval armor
- a thin, rigid strip of wood, metal, etc. set along a broken bone to keep the pieces in place or used to keep a part of the body in a fixed position
- a bony growth or tumor on the cannon bone of a horse, mule, etc.
Origin of splintMiddle English splente from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German splinte: for Indo-European base see split