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[split-er] /ˈsplɪt ər/
a person or thing that splits.
Biology Informal. a taxonomist who believes that classifications should emphasize differences between organisms and therefore favors a multiplicity of taxa (opposed to lumper).
Origin of splitter
1615-25; split + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Their supply not being equal to the demand, one of them invented the ‘splitter.’

  • The cashier had unlocked the street door for them, and Bartrow ran the splitter of hairs out to the sidewalk.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • The cry echoed back short from a hundred Polack throats, and they sent a splitter; it was plain they were mad for blood.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • The splitter with one cut lays the fish open from head to tail and with another cut takes out the backbone.

    The Sea Rovers Rufus Rockwell Wilson
  • On arriving at Peter Harbour he ran away, and hired himself as a splitter to the Newfoundland cod fishery.

    The Pirates' Who's Who Philip Gosse
  • The most important machines outside the working cylinder type are the splitter, and the glazer.

    Leather K. J. Adcock
Slang definitions & phrases for splitter

split beaver

noun phrase

A photograph or view of a woman's vulva between spread legs; spread beaver: I can toss off phrases like ''split beaver'' with almost devil-may-care abandon (1972+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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