The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Split \Split\, a.
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.]
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]