Pronunciation: (sliv'ur),[key] —n. 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.
—v.t. 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.