Etymology
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flinders (n.)

"pieces, fragments, splinters," mid-15c., Scottish flendris, probably related to Norwegian flindra "chip, splinter," or Dutch flenter "fragment;" ultimately from the same PIE root that produced flint.

updated on November 24, 2014

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Definitions of flinders from WordNet
1
flinders (n.)
bits and splinters and fragments;
it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage
2
Flinders (n.)
British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814);
Synonyms: Matthew Flinders / Sir Matthew Flinders
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.