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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Splice \Splice\ (spl[imac]s), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Spliced} (spl[imac]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Splicing}.] [D. splitsen, splitten; akin to G. splissen, Sw. splissa, Dan. splisse, and E. split; -- from the dividing or splitting the ends into separate strands. See {Split}, verb (used with an object)]

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. To unite in marriage. [Slang]

{Splice grafting}.ee under {Grafting}.

{To splice the main brace} (Naut.), to give out, or drink, an extra allowance of spirits on occasion of special exposure to wet or cold, or to severe fatigue; hence, to take a dram.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Splice \Splice\, noun A junction or joining made by splicing.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

splice

noun

1: a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together; "the break was due to an imperfect splice" [syn: {splice}, {splicing}]

2: joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together [syn: {lap joint}, {splice}]

verb

1: join the ends of; "splice film"

2: perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii" [syn: {marry}, {wed}, {tie}, {splice}]

3: join together so as to form new genetic combinations; "splice genes"

4: join by interweaving strands; "Splice the wires"


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