Split, a. 1. Divided; cleft.
(Bot.) Divided deeply; cleft.
(Exchanges) (a) Divided so as to be done or executed part at one time or price and part at another time or price; -- said of an order, sale, etc. (b) Of quotations, given in sixteenth, quotations in eighths being regular; as, 10 is a
split quotation. (c)
(London Stock Exchange) Designating ordinary stock that has been divided into preferred ordinary and deferred ordinary.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Split pease, hulled pease split for making soup, etc. --
(Mach.), a pin with one end split so that it may be spread open to secure it in its place. --
Split pulley, a parting pulley. See under Pulley. --
Split ring, a ring with overlapped or interlocked ends which may be sprung apart so that objects, as keys, may be strung upon the ring or removed from it. --
Split ticket, a ballot in which a voter votes for a portion of the candidates nominated by one party, candidates of other parties being substituted for those omitted.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
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