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 In this drive, Moorhead hit split end Bill Harris and Solon's Jim Mandich on two nine-yard passes. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State vs. Michigan 1969: Read the story from the loss that broke the Buckeyes’ hearts 50 years ago," 27 Nov. 2019 Mustang quarterback Grden completed three passes for a total of 56 yards to split end Christian Lee in the drive, which was capped by Noah Palitz’s 5-yard run. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Football: Cedar Park pulls away from Friendswood for 31-14 win," 24 Nov. 2019 Redshirt-freshman Bryan Addison, who is behind Juwan Johnson at the split end or X receiver position, is continuing to showcase the skills that had Mario Cristobal raving during bowl practice. oregonlive.com, "Oregon wide receiver ‘board can shuffle a lot’ before season starts," 9 Aug. 2019 Now instead of just competing with Goodwin at split end, Pettis offers versatility to line up at other spots, such as possibly rotating with Samuel at flanker. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, "Now healthy and stronger, Dante Pettis can’t afford to underwhelm 49ers again," 3 Sep. 2019 Ingredients include African galangal root extract, which protects hair from color degradation caused by UV exposure, smooths frizz, and seals split ends with a high gloss finish. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Travel Hair Products for Every Type of Hair Texture," 23 July 2019 Sophomores Seth Williams and Anthony Schwartz were both on the first-team line at what is expected to be the split end/X/9 position -- a role previously held by Darius Slayton. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "A few observations from Auburn’s 2019 depth chart," 27 Aug. 2019 Schwartz, who largely lined up at flanker last season, is expected to also see time at split end this year as the Tigers try to replace deep threat Darius Slayton. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, oregonlive, "Injured receiver Anthony Schwartz a ‘game-time decision’ for Auburn against Oregon," 27 Aug. 2019 New to the group of injured players was backup X/split end Bryan Addison, whose left hamstring was taped, and tackle George Moore, who posted a picture of his right foot in a walking boot over the weekend but was only limited at practice. oregonlive.com, "Oregon fall camp Day 10 practice observations: Secondary returns to near full strength, TE held out, backup WR limited," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of split end

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Split end.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20end. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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