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split decision

n.
A decision declaring the winner of a boxing match in which the judges and referee are not unanimous in their opinions.

split decision

n
(Boxing) boxing the award of a fight on a majority verdict of the judges as opposed to a unanimous decision

split′ deci′sion


n.
a decision in a boxing match that is not unanimously agreed upon by the judges and referee.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.split decision - a boxing decision in which the judges are not unanimous
decision - (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred; "had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
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