split·​ter | \ ˈspli-tər How to pronounce splitter (audio) \

Definition of splitter

1 : one that splits
2 : one who classifies organisms into numerous named groups based on relatively minor variations or characters — compare lumper

Examples of splitter in a Sentence

a three-way phone line splitter
Recent Examples on the Web As far as aerodynamic improvements, the front bumper and splitter increase downforce and improve airflow for cooling, respectively. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 7 July 2021 Monday, he was drilled behind his left ear by an 81 mph splitter thrown by the Angels’ Junior Guerra and forced from the game. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 June 2021 Mize threw him back-to-back splitters; the second splitter was executed well, but Moncada did damage for a two-out homer to left field. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2021 His splitter was fantastic all night, all the way down to his 98th and final pitch, which Juan Lagares missed for strikeout No. 8. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 June 2021 The aero team added the carbon-fiber front splitter and rear diffuser. Dan Neil, WSJ, 12 June 2021 Fraley lined a splitter by Cobb just over the wall in center field and the glove of Juan Lagares. Joe Reedy, Star Tribune, 6 June 2021 Additionally, Corvettes not equipped with the track-ready Z51 package can now be ordered with a new low rear spoiler (pictured) and a Z51 front splitter. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 11 June 2021 His splitter is probably the hardest in the league. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021

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First Known Use of splitter

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Splitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splitter. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of splitter

: a device that divides or splits something (such as wood or electronic signals)


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