split end

noun

Definition of split end

1 : an offensive football end who lines up usually several yards to the side of the formation
2 : a hair tip that has become frayed (as from dryness) usually used in plural

Examples of split end in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two rookies likely will see plenty of one another, as Johnson lines up at right cornerback and Jefferson sees plenty of time at split end. Ben Goessling, Star Tribune, "Ben Goessling's Vikings-Bears game prediction," 16 Nov. 2020 And Dykes also mentioned redshirt freshman Calvin Wiggins and Arkansas transfer TQ Jackson as players that will fill in at the split end receiver. Sam Blum, Dallas News, "‘Do it for Spook’: SMU WR Danny Gray knows he’ll have to step up in wake of Reggie Roberson Jr.'s injury," 14 Oct. 2020 Miami needs someone in this unit to step forward and claim the slot receiver role and to establish their spots as flanker and split end backups and special teams contributors. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, "Dolphins camp report: Receivers struggle during Wednesday practice that features backups only," 26 Aug. 2020 The 6-2, 180-pound split end, who played under coach Jack Salter last year, is listed an end for the tilt. NOLA.com, "From the Files of The Farmer," 18 Aug. 2020 What a slot receiver needs to read or react to, compared to a split end or a flanker. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, "He's the highest-rated recruit for IU football in rankings era. Here's what Jaquez Smith brings to Hoosiers," 19 Aug. 2020 For Dallas Cowboys fans in Lubbock, the hot night offered a first glimpse of West Texas State running back Duane Thomas, Boston College lineman John Fitzgerald and Clemson split end Charlie Waters. Don Williams, USA TODAY, "When football helped the healing: How Lubbock rallied around a college all-star game," 12 July 2020 After playing at defensive back, he was switched to split end in 1958 and gained a league-leading 1,097 yards in pass receptions. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Del Shofner, Master Pass Receiver With the New York Giants, Dies at 85," 13 Mar. 2020 Slip also claims that the silk pillowcases protect and hydrate the skin, reduce split ends, and keep your blowout lasting longer. 25. Sara Hendricks, USA TODAY, "29 extra things that will make you feel extra on Leap Day," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of split end

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Split end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20end. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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