(angling) bamboo split into strips of triangular section, tapered, and glued to form a stiff but flexible hexagonal rod: used, esp formerly, for making fishing rods
noun, Boxing. 1. a decision of a bout on whose outcome the referee and judges did not unanimously agree. split decision noun 1. (boxing) the award of a fight on a majority verdict of the judges as opposed to a unanimous decision
- Split-dollar insurance
[split-dol-er] /ˈsplɪtˈdɒl ər/ noun 1. life insurance in which someone helps pay the premiums for another, as when an employer contributes to the premiums of an employee’s policy.
noun, Football. 1. an offensive end who lines up some distance outside the formation on the line of scrimmage as a pass receiver.
- Split-fingered fastball
[split-fing-gerd] /ˈsplɪtˌfɪŋ gərd/ noun, Baseball. 1. a pitch, similar to the forkball but thrown with the same arm speed as a fastball, that drops suddenly as it nears the batter.