Split ticket
Split Split, a. 1. Divided; cleft. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Divided deeply; cleft. [1913 Webster]

3. (Exchanges) (a) Divided so as to be done or executed part at one time or price and part at another time or price; -- said of an order, sale, etc. (b) Of quotations, given in sixteenth, quotations in eighths being regular; as, 103/16 is a split quotation. (c) (London Stock Exchange) Designating ordinary stock that has been divided into preferred ordinary and deferred ordinary. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Split pease}, hulled pease split for making soup, etc.

{Split pin} (Mach.), a pin with one end split so that it may be spread open to secure it in its place.

{Split pulley}, a parting pulley. See under {Pulley}.

{Split ring}, a ring with overlapped or interlocked ends which may be sprung apart so that objects, as keys, may be strung upon the ring or removed from it.

{Split ticket}, a ballot in which a voter votes for a portion of the candidates nominated by one party, candidates of other parties being substituted for those omitted. [U.S.] [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Split ticket — Ticket Tick et, n. [F. [ e]tiquette a label, ticket, fr. OF. estiquette, or OF. etiquet, estiquet; both of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stick. See {Stick}, n. & v., and cf. {Etiquette}, {Tick} credit.] A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • split ticket — n a vote in US elections in which the voter has voted for some ↑candidates of one party and some of the other party >split ticket adj ▪ split ticket voting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • split-ticket — ˌsplit ˈticket ; adjective • a split ticket vote Main entry: ↑split ticketderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • split ticket — split ,ticket noun AMERICAN vote a split ticket to vote for CANDIDATES of more than one political party in an election …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • split ticket — ☆ split ticket n. a ballot cast for candidates of more than one party …   English World dictionary

  • split ticket — noun a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party • Ant: ↑straight ticket • Hypernyms: ↑vote, ↑ballot, ↑voting, ↑balloting * * * noun : a ticket or ballot cast by a voter who splits his vote : ball …   Useful english dictionary

  • split ticket — {n.} A vote for candidates from more than one party. * /Mr. Jones voted a split ticket./ * /An independent voter likes a split ticket./ Contrast: STRAIGHT TICKET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • split ticket — {n.} A vote for candidates from more than one party. * /Mr. Jones voted a split ticket./ * /An independent voter likes a split ticket./ Contrast: STRAIGHT TICKET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • split\ ticket — noun A vote for candidates from more than one party. Mr. Jones voted a split ticket. An independent voter likes a split ticket. Contrast: straight ticket …   Словарь американских идиом

  • split ticket — n. (AE) to vote a split ticket ( to distribute one s vote among candidates of more than one party ) * * * [ˌsplɪt tɪkɪt] (AE) to vote a split ticket ( to distribute one s vote among candidates of more than one party ) …   Combinatory dictionary

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