Definition for SHARD

SHARD, n. [Sax. sceard, from scearan, to shear, to separate.]

  1. A piece or fragment of an earthern vessel or of any brittle substance. [Obs.] – Shak.
  2. The shell of an egg or of a snail. – Gower.
  3. A plant, [chard.] – Dryden.
  4. A frith or strait; as, a perilous shard. – Spenser.
  5. A gap.
  6. A fish.

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