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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

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 like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A little note or notice. [Obs. or Local] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] (b) A tradesman's bill or account. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Note: Hence the phrase on ticket, on account; whence, by abbreviation, came the phrase on tick. See 1st Tick. [1913 Webster] Your courtier is mad to take up silks and velvets On ticket for his mistress. --J. Cotgrave. [1913 Webster] (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. [1913 Webster] (d) A label to show the character or price of goods. [1913 Webster] (e) A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like. [1913 Webster] (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.] [1913 Webster] The old ticket forever! We have it by thirty-four votes. --Sarah Franklin (1766). [1913 Webster] Scratched ticket, a ticket from which the names of one or more of the candidates are scratched out. Split ticket, a ticket representing different divisions of a party, or containing candidates selected from two or more parties. Straight ticket, a ticket containing the regular nominations of a party, without change. Ticket day (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. [Eng.] --Simmonds. 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. Ticket porter, a licensed porter wearing a badge by which he may be identified. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

split ticket n 1: a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party [ant: straight ticket]