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 Dual air intakes on the hood allow for more airflow through the 12-cylinder engine, and the front splitter and custom-built carbon-fiber rear wing help keep the car planted on the track. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "830+-HP Lamborghini SCV12 Will Be the Most Powerful V-12 Lambo," 23 June 2020 Each ventilator splitter takes about an hour and 45 minutes to print. David Culver, CNN, "3D printing enthusiasts are working from home to help hospitals fight coronavirus," 18 Apr. 2020 Webb is experimenting with Y and X splitters, valves that divide airflow for ventilators, potentially allowing two or three people to use a single ventilator rather than just one. Christine Fernando, Indianapolis Star, "IU deploys its 3D printers to help make protective masks for fight against coronavirus," 7 Apr. 2020 Not everyone, however, has access to a talent like Hideo Nomo, who showed Bednar his splitter grip the fall after he was drafted. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Minors: Relievers to watch in the Padres’ farm system," 1 Oct. 2019 The Belkin RockStar headphone splitter is a great way to share audio with more of your favorite folks. Popular Science, "Headphone splitters for sharing media while keeping things quiet," 30 Mar. 2020 Its more aggressive aerodynamic package includes a larger front splitter and a carbon-fiber rear wing. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, "Alfa Romeo's Wild 540-HP Giulia GTA Might Come to the U.S.," 2 Mar. 2020 The $40,000 TimberKing saw mill and a Dirty Hands 22-ton log splitter worth $1,000 disappeared in mid-August from the Beck Business Center near Beck Road and I-96. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Wixom police need help finding stolen sawmill, log splitter worth $41K," 29 Aug. 2019 Brett Gardner took a 1-2 splitter on or off the inside of the plate for strike three, returned to the dugout, slammed his bat into the helmet cubbyholes nine times and then eight times into the dugout roof. Ronald Blum, courant.com, "‘Savages’ sweep: Boone’s rant sparks Yankees over Rays in DH," 19 July 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 8 Aug. 2020.

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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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