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 Two-out singles from Harold Castro and Cabrera off Padres reliever Luis Garcia put runners on the corners, but Candelario struck out swinging on a splitter in the dirt. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 27 July 2022 There's a massive splitter up front to produce downforce and shovel air into the cooling system, while the rear end is dominated by a tall wing and a full-width diffuser that draws air out from under the car and through the side vents. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 15 July 2022 Batting with two on against Ryne Stanek, Judge smoked a 3-0 splitter into the left-field corner to score Jose Trevino from second base. Jake Seiner, Chron, 23 June 2022 The righthander has thrown 6 scoreless innings in six August appearances while striking out nine and featuring a fastball that has touched 98 mph with a splitter that has registered as high as 96 miles per hour, one of the hardest in the game. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Aug. 2022 Kennedy sought out bullpen coach Mike Fetters, who threw a splitter during his career as a reliever. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 17 June 2022 As a result, the front of the SUV features a more prominent grille (distinguished by its double-vane slats), as well as new air intakes and brake cooling ducts, while a new lower front splitter improves stability. Michael Harley, Robb Report, 4 May 2022 Pictures of the front of the car show off two layers of louvers set above the already aggressive front splitter. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 30 July 2022 Mize, Skubal and Manning have been reunited for spring training in Lakeland, and will attempt to make the necessary improvements — such as Skubal focusing on his new splitter — in preparation for the majors. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 28 Feb. 2021 See More

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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 6 Oct. 2022.

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