Middle English Dictionary Entry

sherd n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Note: Cp. pot-scarth n., pot-sherd n., scarth n.
(a) A piece of baked clay; a piece of broken pottery, potsherd; a piece of broken tile, tile sherd [see tile n.(1), 1.(c)]; (b) an earthenware pot or other vessel; also, a dish, plate [quot.: Trin-C.LEDict.]; (c) a scale of a dragon.
(a) A gap in a phalanx; an opening in a hedge or perh. in a fence; flod ~, a channel; (b) in surnames and place names: a topographical gap or notch [see Smith PNElem. 2.101].

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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. shard.