Definition of splitter in English:

splitter

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noun

1A person or thing occupied in or designed for splitting something: a log splitter
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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