a turned piece halved lengthwise for use as applied ornament, as on a chest or cupboard, or as part of a chair back or the like.
noun, Slang. 1. the state or condition of being divorced or separated. split a gut
verb (used with object), split, splitting. 1. to divide or separate from end to end or into layers: to split a log in two. 2. to separate by cutting, chopping, etc., usually lengthwise: to split a piece from a block. 3. to tear or break apart; rend or burst: The wind split the sail. 4. […]
noun 1. a minnow, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus, of the Sacramento River, having the upper lobe of the tail much longer than the lower lobe: habitat changes have greatly reduced its numbers.
noun 1. a person or thing that splits. 2. Biology Informal. a taxonomist who believes that classifications should emphasize differences between organisms and therefore favors a multiplicity of taxa (opposed to lumper). split beaver