ice splinters

ice splinters

[′īs ¦splin·tərz]
(physical chemistry)
Minute, electrically charged fragments of ice which have been observed under laboratory conditions to be torn away from dendritic crystals or spatial aggregates exposed to moving air.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But if a friend has given you a shaker, there are bar strainers in the world and you need have no ice splinters in your martinis.