Definition of Flinders

1. Noun. British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814).

Exact synonyms: Matthew Flinders, Sir Matthew Flinders
Generic synonyms: Adventurer, Explorer



2. Noun. Bits and splinters and fragments. "It would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage"
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection

Definition of Flinders

1. n. pl. Small pieces or splinters; fragments.

Definition of Flinders

1. Noun. fragments, splinters ¹

2. Noun. (plural of flinder) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flinders

1. flinder [n] - See also: flinder

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flinders

flimsiness
flimsinesses
flimsy
flinch
flinched
flincher
flinchers
flinches
flinching
flinchingly
flincht
flinchy
flinder
flindermice
flindermouse
flinders (current term)
flindosa
flindosy
fling off
flinger
flingers
flinging
flings
flinkite
flinkites
flint
flint-hearted
flint corn
flint disease

Literary usage of Flinders

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"On his return to England in 1793 Commodore Pasley was again commissioning the Bellerophon, and again took flinders with him. On returning to Portsmouth ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"flinders (in fig. sense). Fragments. 1786 'Twill make her poor auld heart. ... 1878 Parson Cushing could knock that air [discourse] all to flinders.—UTS. ..."

3. Naval Officers: Their Heredity and Development by Charles Benedict Davenport (1919)
"MATTHEW flinders. MATTHEW flinders was born, March 16, 1774, at Donington, England. He studied in the high school, from his twelfth to his fifteenth year, ..."

4. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1832)
"By Matthew flinders, Esq. Commander of His Majesty's Ship Investigator. ... flinders, on board the Investigator, was surveying the south coast of New ..."

5. Northmost Australia: Three Centuries of Exploration, Discovery, and by Robert Logan Jack (1921)
"ATTER consultation with Governor King, flinders determined to go to England as a passenger by the " Porpoise," under command of Lieutenant Fowler, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"flinders, MATTHEW (1774-1814), English navigator, explorer, and man of science, was born at Donington, near Boston, in Lincolnshire, on the loth of March ..."

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