split shot

split shot
a ball of lead of varying sizes with a slit in it allowing the shot to be clamped onto a line. Used to weight a fishing line such that the hook and bait sink rapidly or are positioned appropriately in the water column. The smallest size is number 13 and goes up to swan shot, the largest. Lead shot is banned in some countries because of its poisonous nature for wildlife

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  • split shot — or split stroke split stroke In croquet, etc., a shot or stroke in which one drives in different directions one s own and the opponent s ball placed in contact. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • split shot — noun or split stroke : a shot or stroke in croquet in which a player drives in different directions his own ball and another ball placed in contact * * * split stroke or split shot, Croquet. a stroke or shot made in such a way that two balls… …   Useful english dictionary

  • split shot — noun a) A type of lead shot cut part way through the diameter, used as a line weight in angling. I ordered a split shot latte. b) comprising half caffeinated and half decaffeinated espresso …   Wiktionary

  • split shot — noun (plural split shot) Date: 1889 a small ball shaped sinker of malleable metal having a slit for the insertion of a fishing line …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • split shot — noun 1》 small pellets used to weight a fishing line. 2》 Croquet a stroke driving two touching balls in different directions …   English new terms dictionary

  • split stroke — split shot split shot or split stroke split stroke In croquet, etc., a shot or stroke in which one drives in different directions one s own and the opponent s ball placed in contact. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Split — Split, n. 1. A crack, rent, or longitudinal fissure. [1913 Webster] 2. A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • split stroke — noun see split shot * * * split stroke or split shot, Croquet. a stroke or shot made in such a way that two balls placed in contact are driven in different directions …   Useful english dictionary

  • split — v. & n. v. (splitting; past and past part. split) 1 intr. & tr. a break or cause to break forcibly into parts, esp. with the grain or into halves. b (often foll. by up) divide into parts (split into groups; split up the money equally). 2 tr. &… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Split — v. & n. v. (splitting; past and past part. split) 1 intr. & tr. a break or cause to break forcibly into parts, esp. with the grain or into halves. b (often foll. by up) divide into parts (split into groups; split up the money equally). 2 tr. &… …   Useful english dictionary

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