split decision

noun

Definition of split decision

: a decision in a boxing match reflecting a division of opinion among the referee and judges

Examples of split decision in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The social media personality most recently fought former UFC champion Tyron Woodley and won by a split decision. Analis Bailey, USA TODAY, 10 Nov. 2021 Five marijuana businesses in unincorporated county areas can expand operations following a split decision by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Oct. 2021 Following the duo’s boxing match in Cleveland last month, which Paul won by split decision, Woodley demanded a rematch. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 27 Sep. 2021 On Sunday night, Paul beat former UFC champion Tyron Woodley by split decision, and the boisterous YouTube celebrity improved to 4-0 as a professional boxer. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2021 Murphy made her case with a split decision over Joanne Calderwood at UFC 263 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 13 June 2021 Ragan reached the final with a semifinal win via split decision Tuesday against Ghana's Samuel Takyi. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 5 Aug. 2021 Jake Paul is trying to do by seemingly announcing his retirement from the ring less than 24 hours after defeating Tyron Woodley in a split decision in Cleveland on Sunday night. cleveland, 31 Aug. 2021 Despite a near knockdown and some issues with his gas tank, Paul pulled out the win over the 39-year-old Woodley via split decision. Trent Reinsmith, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of split decision

1952, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2021

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“Split decision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20decision. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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