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splitter Line breaks: split|ter
Pronunciation: /ˈsplɪtə/

Definition of splitter in English:


1A person or thing occupied in or designed for splitting something: a log splitter
More example sentences
  • When it came time to test its first mango splitter, OXO identified the most common varieties of mango sold in the United States and designed the splitter accordingly.
  • Malone Engineering currently produces post drivers, toppers, log splitters, power-type transport boxes in a range of sizes.
  • He had two or three chain saws and even a log splitter hooked up to the back of his tractor.
2A person, especially a taxonomist, who attaches more importance to differences than to similarities in classification. Contrasted with lumper.
Example sentences
  • Charles Darwin divided taxonomists into lumpers and splitters.
  • One sometimes sees the difference between splitters and lumpers presented as one of taste and personality.
  • And sometimes both versions co-exist (as with the splitters and the lumpers) and are found in different text books.
3 informal A severe headache.
Example sentences
  • No sex tonight, honey; I’ve got a real splitter.
  • I've got a real splitter to show for it.
  • And if you're a coffee drinker during the week, don't stop drinking it on weekends or you'll risk a real head splitter.

Words that rhyme with splitter

bitter, committer, critter, embitter, emitter, fitter, flitter, fritter, glitter, gritter, hitter, jitter, knitter, litter, permitter, pitta, quitter, remitter, sitter, skitter, slitter, spitter, submitter, titter, transmitter, twitter, witter

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