split·​ter ˈspli-tər How to pronounce splitter (audio)
: one that splits
: 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 Gavin features a potent fastball, but his splitter might be his nastiest pitch, at least according to Monarchs pitching coach Justin Shafer. Carter Woodiel, Kansas City Star, 3 June 2024 Thermaltake also added a three-way fan splitter to address this need on the fan’s power side. PCMAG, 1 June 2024 Gone was the heavy heat, and in came a sinker, splitter, sweeper mix that might not have touched triple-digits but carried plenty of velocity and even more movement. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 1 June 2024 But two pitches added to his repertoire in 2023 — a sweeper versus lefties and a splitter against righties — gave him success. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 23 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for splitter 

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Word History

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of splitter was in 1623

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“Splitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splitter. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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