split decisionsplit decision
a decision in a boxing match that is not one made unanimously by the judges and referee
A decision declaring the winner of a boxing match in which the judges and referee are not unanimous in their opinions.
(plural split decisions)
- (competitive fighting) an outcome in several full-contact combat sports where two of the three judges score for the same fighter as the winner, while the third judge scores for the other fighter.
Often confused with the similar but not equivalent majority decision.