split ticket

split ticket
noun
a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party
Ant: ↑straight ticket
Hypernyms: ↑vote, ↑ballot, ↑voting, ↑balloting

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noun
: a ticket or ballot cast by a voter who splits his vote : ballot on which the voter has voted for candidates of more than one party — compare straight ticket

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U.S. Politics.
1. a ballot on which not all votes have been cast for candidates of the same party.
2. a ticket on which not all the candidates nominated by a party are members of the party. Cf. straight ticket.
[1830-40, Amer.]

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split ticket UK US noun american

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split ticket,
1. a ballot marked or cast by a voter for some candidates of one party and some candidates of another party.
2. a ballot that lists candidates of more than one party.

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noun, pl ⋯ -ets [count]
US : a ballot on which a voter votes for candidates from more than one political party

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ˌsplit ˈticket [split ticket split-ticket] noun
(in elections in the US) a vote in which sb votes for candidates from two different parties
Derived Word:split-ticket

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Split ticket — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • split ticket — n a vote in US elections in which the voter has voted for some ↑candidates of one party and some of the other party >split ticket adj ▪ split ticket voting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Split ticket — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • split-ticket — ˌsplit ˈticket ; adjective • a split ticket vote Main entry: ↑split ticketderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • split ticket — split ,ticket noun AMERICAN vote a split ticket to vote for CANDIDATES of more than one political party in an election …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • split ticket — ☆ split ticket n. a ballot cast for candidates of more than one party …   English World dictionary

  • split ticket — {n.} A vote for candidates from more than one party. * /Mr. Jones voted a split ticket./ * /An independent voter likes a split ticket./ Contrast: STRAIGHT TICKET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • split ticket — {n.} A vote for candidates from more than one party. * /Mr. Jones voted a split ticket./ * /An independent voter likes a split ticket./ Contrast: STRAIGHT TICKET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • split\ ticket — noun A vote for candidates from more than one party. Mr. Jones voted a split ticket. An independent voter likes a split ticket. Contrast: straight ticket …   Словарь американских идиом

  • split ticket — n. (AE) to vote a split ticket ( to distribute one s vote among candidates of more than one party ) * * * [ˌsplɪt tɪkɪt] (AE) to vote a split ticket ( to distribute one s vote among candidates of more than one party ) …   Combinatory dictionary

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