Origin of splitter
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These vessels operate mostly between Boston and Gloucester, and their catch goes principally to "the splitters."Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine
Walter H. Rich
For this reason, the number of splitters ought to be always proportioned to the number of block-hewers.
There were eight splitters and fencers, besides Charley Anvils, the blacksmith, and two bullock drivers.
She shall have a taste of my splitters this very night; I've been making them o' purpose for her.The Wide, Wide World
First, the poles are sawed into certain lengths; then they are taken to the splitters, to be split.