Found 2 items, similar to Split ticket.
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Definition: split ticket
n : a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more
than one party [ant: straight ticket
English → English
Definition: Split ticket
1. Divided; cleft.
2. (Bot.) Divided deeply; cleft.
(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
(c) (London Stock Exchange) Designating ordinary stock
that has been divided into preferred ordinary and
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, hulled pease split for making soup, etc.
(Mach.), a pin with one end split so that it may
be spread open to secure it in its place.
, a parting pulley. See under Pulley
, 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.
, 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]
, 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.
A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a
notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something.
(a) A little note or notice. [Obs. or Local]
He constantly read his lectures twice a week for
above forty years, giving notice of the time to his
auditors in a ticket on the school doors. --Fuller.
(b) A tradesman's bill or account. [Obs.]
Note: Hence the phrase on ticket, on account; whence, by
abbreviation, came the phrase on tick. See 1st Tick
Your courtier is mad to take up silks and velvets
On ticket for his mistress. --J. Cotgrave.
(c) A certificate or token of right of admission to a place
of assembly, or of passage in a public conveyance; as, a
theater ticket; a railroad or steamboat ticket.
(d) A label to show the character or price of goods.
(e) A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other
scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like.
(f) (Politics) A printed list of candidates to be voted for
at an election; a set of nominations by one party for
election; a ballot. [U. S.]
The old ticket forever! We have it by thirty-four
, a ticket from which the names of one or
more of the candidates are scratched out.
, a ticket representing different divisions of
a party, or containing candidates selected from two or
, a ticket containing the regular
nominations of a party, without change.
(Com.), the day before the settling or pay day
on the stock exchange, when the names of the actual
purchasers are rendered in by one stockbroker to another.
Ticket of leave
, a license or permit given to a convict, or
prisoner of the crown, to go at large, and to labor for
himself before the expiration of his sentence, subject to
certain specific conditions. [Eng.] --Simmonds.
, a licensed porter wearing a badge by which
he may be identified. [Eng.]