split end

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noun Football.

an offensive end who lines up some distance outside the formation on the line of scrimmage as a pass receiver.

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Origin of split end

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55

Also called flanker, spread end.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for split end

  • A split-end stick may be used for the same purpose by wedging the bacon in between the two sides of the split.

    On the Trail|Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • Your comb can rest on two forked-stick supports tacked on the tree, or two split-end sticks.

    On the Trail|Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard