ETYM as. sceard, properly a p. p. from the root of scearn to shear, to cut; akin to Dutch schaard a fragment, German scharte a notch, Icel. skarth. Related to Shear, Sherd.
1. A broken piece of a brittle artifact; SYN. sherd, fragment.
2. Piece of broken pottery; elytrum.
3. Highly angular curved glass fragments of tuffaceous sediments.