split shot
split shot split shot or split stroke split stroke In croquet, etc., a shot or stroke in which one drives in different directions one's own and the opponent's ball placed in contact. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • split shot — noun or split stroke : a shot or stroke in croquet in which a player drives in different directions his own ball and another ball placed in contact * * * split stroke or split shot, Croquet. a stroke or shot made in such a way that two balls… …   Useful english dictionary

  • split shot — noun a) A type of lead shot cut part way through the diameter, used as a line weight in angling. I ordered a split shot latte. b) comprising half caffeinated and half decaffeinated espresso …   Wiktionary

  • split shot — noun (plural split shot) Date: 1889 a small ball shaped sinker of malleable metal having a slit for the insertion of a fishing line …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • split shot — a ball of lead of varying sizes with a slit in it allowing the shot to be clamped onto a line. Used to weight a fishing line such that the hook and bait sink rapidly or are positioned appropriately in the water column. The smallest size is number …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • split shot — noun 1》 small pellets used to weight a fishing line. 2》 Croquet a stroke driving two touching balls in different directions …   English new terms dictionary

  • split stroke — split shot split shot or split stroke split stroke In croquet, etc., a shot or stroke in which one drives in different directions one s own and the opponent s ball placed in contact. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Split — Split, n. 1. A crack, rent, or longitudinal fissure. [1913 Webster] 2. A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • split stroke — noun see split shot * * * split stroke or split shot, Croquet. a stroke or shot made in such a way that two balls placed in contact are driven in different directions …   Useful english dictionary

  • shot — Synonyms and related words: Nimrod, SOL, Telephoto, Wirephoto, admission, admission fee, aerial photograph, all bets off, all off, all over, all up, altitude peak, anchorage, ante, antelope, antitoxin, approach, archer, arrow, artilleryman, assay …   Moby Thesaurus

  • split — v. & n. v. (splitting; past and past part. split) 1 intr. & tr. a break or cause to break forcibly into parts, esp. with the grain or into halves. b (often foll. by up) divide into parts (split into groups; split up the money equally). 2 tr. &… …   Useful english dictionary

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