Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Fall Head Over Heels...

split end

noun, Football.
1.
an offensive end who lines up some distance outside the formation on the line of scrimmage as a pass receiver.
Also called flanker, spread end.
Origin of split end
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for split-end
Historical Examples
  • A split-end stick may be used for the same purpose by wedging the bacon in between the two sides of the split.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • Your comb can rest on two forked-stick supports tacked on the tree, or two split-end sticks.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for split end

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for split

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for split-end