Those who make many species are the "splitters," and those who make few are the "lumpers."
For this reason, the number of splitters ought to be always proportioned to the number of block-hewers.
These vessels operate mostly between Boston and Gloucester, and their catch goes principally to "the splitters."
She shall have a taste of my splitters this very night; I've been making them o' purpose for her.
There were eight splitters and fencers, besides Charley Anvils, the blacksmith, and two bullock drivers.
First, the poles are sawed into certain lengths; then they are taken to the splitters, to be split.