split secondsplit second
a fraction of a second: often a hyperbolic use
An instant; a flash.
Origin of split secondShort for split second hands, a stopwatch with two second hands, one beneath the other, one of which may be stopped independently of the other.
- The nick of time; a brief moment.
- Luckily, no other cars were nearby, and the fire engine's driver was able to swerve into another lane a split second before striking the SUV, Baker said.