The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spelk \Spelk\, n. [AS. spelc, spilc, a little rod by which a
thing is kept straight, a splint for binding up broken bones,
akin to Icel. spelkur, pl., a splint. Cf. Spell a
A small stick or rod used as a spike in thatching; a
splinter. [Prov. Eng.]
n. 1 (context Northern English English) A splinter, usually of wood. 2 (context Northern English English) A wooden splinter caught under the skin. 3 (context aerospace English) Unusably short lengths of fiber-reinforced material, such as prepreg.