Definition of split end in English:

split end

Syllabification: split end


  • 1 (usually split ends) A tip of a person’s hair that has split from dryness or ill-treatment.
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    • Going from short to long hair takes time and TLC, especially if chemical overprocessing has left you with split ends and dryness.
    • ‘Ninety percent of those with long hair will get split ends right after getting highlights,’ Varin says.
    • You only get split ends with wet hair in cold weather.
  • 2 Football An offensive end positioned on the line of scrimmage but several yards away from the other linemen.
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    • He was a split end and outside linebacker in a smaller school in Alabama.
    • The Jets want Coles to play the split end position he played previously with the team, so McCareins will move to flanker, where he played as a member of the Titans.
    • It's an especially positive development for Boldin, who seemed miscast most of the time last season as a split end instead of playing the slot, where he excelled as a rookie.

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