split end
noun Date: 1955 1. an offensive football end who lines up usually several yards to the side of the formation 2. a hair tip that has become frayed (as from dryness) — usually used in plural

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  • split end — split′ end′ n. 1) fbb spo an offensive end in football who lines up some distance outside the formation 2) the end of a hair that has split into strands • Etymology: 1950–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • split end — ► NOUN ▪ a tip of a person s hair which has split from dryness or ill treatment …   English terms dictionary

  • split end — ☆ split end n. Football an end separated by a varying distance from the rest of the offensive line …   English World dictionary

  • split end — noun (football) an offensive end who lines up at a distance from the other linemen (Freq. 1) • Topics: ↑football, ↑football game • Hypernyms: ↑end * * * noun : an offensive end in football who lines up usually several y …   Useful english dictionary

  • split end — noun a) A hair which has split at the end, usually from dryness or innutrition. (Usually in plural) Ive got so many split ends – I think I must be working too hard. b) The position which lines up wide and on the offensive line of scrimmage whose… …   Wiktionary

  • split end — {n.} An end in football who plays five to ten yards out from the tackle in the line. * /The split end is one of the quarterback s most important targets for passes./ Contrast: TIGHT END …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • split end — {n.} An end in football who plays five to ten yards out from the tackle in the line. * /The split end is one of the quarterback s most important targets for passes./ Contrast: TIGHT END …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • split\ end — noun An end in football who plays five to ten yards out from the tackle in the line. The split end is one of the quarterback s most important targets for passes. Contrast: tight end …   Словарь американских идиом

  • split end — noun 1》 a tip of a person s hair which has split from dryness or ill treatment. 2》 American Football an offensive end positioned on the line of scrimmage but some distance away from the other linemen …   English new terms dictionary

  • Split End — Wide Receiver, aufgestellt in der I Formation Der Wide Receiver ist im American Football der Passempfänger des Quarterbacks. Nach dem Snap des Centers zum Quarterback läuft er die Route des Spielzugs, der im Huddle angesagt wurde. Der Quarterback …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • split end — Football. an offensive end who lines up some distance outside the formation on the line of scrimmage as a pass receiver. Also called flanker, spread end. [1950 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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