Pronunciation: (sliv'ur), [key]
1. a small, slender, often sharp piece, as of wood or glass, split, broken, or cut off, usually lengthwise or with the grain; splinter.
2. any small, narrow piece or portion: A sliver of sky was visible.
3. a strand of loose, untwisted fibers produced in carding.
1. to split or cut off (a sliver) or to split or cut into slivers: to sliver a log into kindling.
2. to form (textile fibers) into slivers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.