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Meaning of FLINDERS

Pronunciation:  'flindurz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it flew into flinders"
  2. [n]  British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
 

FLINDERS is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: Matthew Flinders, Sir Matthew Flinders, sliver, splinter
 
 See Also: adventurer, bit, chip, explorer, flake, fleck, scrap

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Flin"ders\, n. pl. [Scot. flenders, flendris; perh.
akin to E. flutter; cf. D. flenters rags, broken pieces.]
Small pieces or splinters; fragments.

      The tough ash spear, so stout and true, Into a thousand
      flinders flew.                           --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

 

 

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