To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.
- A slender piece cut, split, or broken off; a splinter: slivers of broken glass.
- A small narrow piece, portion, or plot: a sliver of land.
- A continuous strand of loose wool, flax, or cotton, ready for drawing and twisting.
- To split or become split into slivers.