splitter

noun
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 Then just getting the wrinkles out of the splitter, the cutter, the fastball. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Casey Mize embraces pressure of being woeful Tigers’ top prospect," 11 Feb. 2020 The front splitter has been reshaped with a simpler design connecting the outer air intakes to the nose in a single, body-color piece—much like the final Gallardo models. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo, Now with 30 Percent More Oversteer," 4 Jan. 2020 Counsell did note that Jeffress struggled with the splitter early in the season, whether the baseball was to blame or not. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers place reliever Jeremy Jeffress on the injured list, recall Ray Black," 25 Aug. 2019 In addition to the plates, which sap power from engines, each car in the all-star event will be fitted with aero ducts, a six-inch-high spoiler and a front splitter last used in the 2014 season. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "NASCAR planning to use restrictor plates for All-Star Race at Charlotte," 11 Apr. 2018 James Paxton struggled in the first half, rediscovered his breaking ball in the second half and went 15-6, and Masahiro Tanaka (11-9) had a puzzling loss of effectiveness with his splitter. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Yankees need ace like Gerrit Cole as they pivot toward 2020," 20 Oct. 2019 Springer lined an errant splitter from playoff star Masahiro Tanaka in the third inning for his homer, and Correa battered Chad Green's fastball when New York turned to its vaunted bullpen. Jake Seiner, chicagotribune.com, "Astros power past the Yankees with a pair of 3-run homers to take a 3-1 lead in the ALCS," 18 Oct. 2019 The pitches giving him the most trouble are change-ups and splitters. Neil Greenberg, The Denver Post, "Every MLB playoff team’s fatal flaw," 30 Sep. 2019 James Paxton struggled in the first half, rediscovered his breaking ball in the second half and went 15-6, and Masahiro Tanaka (11-9) had a puzzling loss of effectiveness with his splitter. Ronald Blum, courant.com, "Yankees need ace like Gerrit Cole as they pivot toward 2020," 21 Oct. 2019

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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 18 Feb. 2020.

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splitter

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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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