plural noun

flin·​ders ˈflin-dərz How to pronounce flinders (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After all, the normal patterns of life were blown to flinders. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 9 Feb. 2022

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Word History


Middle English flendris

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flinders was in the 15th century

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“Flinders.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flinders. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Flin·​ders ˈflin-dərz How to pronounce Flinders (audio)
river 520 miles (837 kilometers) long in central Queensland, Australia, flowing northwest into the Gulf of Carpentaria

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