a decision of a bout on whose outcome the referee and judges did not unanimously agree.
What Are Split Infinitives?Sometimes infinitives need a little space. A split infinitive occurs when there’s an adverb between two parts of an infinitive. An infinitive consists of the word to and the simple form of a verb (e.g. to go and to read). “To suddenly go” and “to quickly read” are examples of split infinitives because the adverbs (suddenly and quickly) split (or break up) the infinitives to …
Origin of split decision
First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for split decision
boxing the award of a fight on a majority verdict of the judges as opposed to a unanimous decision
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