From Dutch splissen (obsolete); akin to Middle Dutch splitten to split. First known use: circa 1525
splice (plural splices)
- (nautical) A junction or joining of ropes made by splicing them together.
- (electrical) The electrical and mechanical connection between two pieces of wire or cable.
- (cricket) That part of a bat where the handle joins the blade.
- Bonding or joining of overlapping materials.
junction or joining of ropes
electrical and mechanical connection between wires
part of a cricket bat
- To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
- To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
- (slang) To unite in marriage.
- (figuratively) To unite as if splicing.
- He argues against attempts to splice different genres or species of literature into a single composition.
to unite ropes by interweaving the strands
to unite in marriage — see marry
to unite as if splicing
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