Definition of Splitter

1. Noun. A worker who splits fish and removes the backbone.

Generic synonyms: Worker
Derivative terms: Split

2. Noun. A taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics.
Exact synonyms: Divider
Generic synonyms: Systematist, Taxonomer, Taxonomist
Derivative terms: Divide
Antonyms: Lumper

3. Noun. A laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences.
Exact synonyms: Rail-splitter
Generic synonyms: Jack, Laborer, Labourer, Manual Laborer
Derivative terms: Split

Definition of Splitter

1. n. One who, or that which, splits.

Definition of Splitter

1. Noun. A person or a thing that splits. ¹

2. Noun. (colloquial) A scientist in one of various fields who prefers to split categories such as species or dialects up into smaller groups. ¹

3. Noun. In baseball, a splitfinger fastball (a type of pitch). ¹

4. Noun. (graphical user interface) A draggable vertical or horizontal bar used to adjust the relative sizes of two adjacent windows. ¹

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Definition of Splitter

1. one that splits [n -S] - See also: splits

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Splitter

split tolerance
split up
splits hairs
splitter (current term)
splitting enzymes
splitting hairs
splitting of heart sounds

Literary usage of Splitter

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1. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1910)
"For Capital feels that when Abe's in his seat The State will be quiet, as well as the street, For the Rail-splitter knows very well how to treat All plots ..."

2. The Modern Factory: Safety, Sanitation and Welfare by George Moses Price (1914)
"A splitter is a metal disc or arc that is firmly attached Courtesy Aetna Life ... splitter Guard for Circular Saw. Hood is adjustable and hinged so as to be ..."

3. Modern American Tanning: A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Leather (1902)
"No splitter, however, except in a small shop where the function of splitter and foreman are united, could claim full credit for such work, for, ..."

4. Entertainments for All the Year by Clara Janetta Fort Denton (1910)
"SNIP, the tailor, short and slight of figure • JOHN and TOM, two country boys,— TOM much the smaller of the two; ABE, the rail-splitter, very tall and ..."

5. Personal and Political Ballads by Frank Moore (1864)
"Weary and worn like a hunted moose, Limbs like the wind-mill hanging loose ; Quaking at heart, and flighty at head, The old Rayl-splitter he went to bed: ..."

6. Personal and political ballads, arranged and ed. by F. Moore by Frank Moore (1864)
"Weary and worn like a hunted moose, Limbs like the wind-mill hanging loose ; Quaking at heart, and flighty at head, The old Kayl-splitter he went to bed: ..."

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