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split end

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noun Football.
  1. 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.
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  • Your comb can rest on two forked-stick supports tacked on the tree, or two split-end sticks.

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    Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

  • 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