Slivers of broken glass.
A sliver of land.
The cresecent moon was a sliver of light.
To sliver wood.
Origin of sliver
- Middle English slivere from sliven to split from Old English slīfan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English slivere, sliver from Middle English sliven (“to cut, cleave, split"), from Old English -slÄ«fan (as in tÅslÄ«fan (“to split, split up")).