Shard(shrd), n. [AS. sceard, properly a p. p. from the root of scearn to shear, to cut; akin to D. schaard a fragment, G. scharte a notch, Icel. skar. See Shear, and cf. Sherd.]
The precious dishE. Arnold.
Broke into shards of beauty on the board.
(Zol.) The hard wing case of a beetle.
They are his shards, and he their beetle.Shak.
3. A gap in a fence.
4. A boundary; a division.
[Obs. & R.]
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