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 While there are designations between the split end, flanker and slot receiver spots, Auburn’s offense likes to deploy its receivers interchangeably and move them around. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 31 Aug. 2021 If the Will linebacker takes a step forward towards the run action, Tagovailoa pulls the ball down and possibly throws a quick slant to the split end receiver (Parker), or the route behind him, possibly a streaking speedster like Fuller. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Sep. 2021 One to look out for, though, will be the split end spot between Canion and Capers — two of the team’s most productive returning receivers, for what that’s worth. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 2 Aug. 2021 If running to the salon to solve your split end problem is not going to happen any time soon, consider coconut oil your right-hand man for a quick fix. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, 16 July 2021 Ozzie Newsome was an All-American split end for the Crimson Tide who spent 13 seasons as the Cleveland Browns’ tight end. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 24 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 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, 26 Aug. 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 27 Jan. 2022.

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