from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To join (two pieces of film, for example) at the ends.
- transitive v. To join (ropes, for example) by interweaving strands.
- transitive v. To join (pieces of wood) by overlapping and binding at the ends.
- transitive v. To join together or insert (segments of DNA or RNA) so as to form new genetic combinations or alter a genetic structure.
- transitive v. Slang To join in marriage: They went to Las Vegas to get spliced.
- n. A joining by splicing.
- n. A place where parts have been spliced.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A junction or joining of ropes made by splicing them together.
- n. The electrical and mechanical connection between two pieces of wire or cable.
- n. That part of a bat where the handle joins the blade.
- n. Bonding or joining of overlapping materials.
- v. 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.
- v. 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.
- v. To unite in marriage.
- v. To unite as if splicing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A junction or joining made by splicing.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To unite in marriage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To unite or join together, as two ropes or the parts of a rope by interweaving the strands of the ends; also, to unite or join together by overlapping, as two pieces of timber, metal, or other material. See splice, n.
- To join in marriage; marry.
- n. The joining together of two ropes or parts of a rope by interweaving part of the untwisted strands of each, or the union so effected.
- n. The junction of two pieces of wood or metal by overlapping and bolting or otherwise fastening the ends; a scarf. See cut under scarf, 2.
- n. In cricket, that part of the handle of the bat which fits into the blade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. perform a marriage ceremony
- n. a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
- v. join the ends of
- n. joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together
- v. join together so as to form new genetic combinations
- v. join by interweaving strands
The comma splice is also called a comma error, comma blunder, and comma fault, but I find these terms too judgemental.
The easiest way to make a strong splice is to use a barrel swivel and two Palomar knots.
Thanks to a splice from the Chinese chestnut it will no longer be susceptible to Dutch elm and will no longer be stunted.
When once the splice is made from the great cable-ship to the English shore end -- an operation which will consume about five hours -- the work of laying the cable will begin.
Mendacious Being said ... cunt splice is a knot that looks like, you guessed it, a vulva.
This splice is not, however, very strong, and is only used when there is not time to make a long splice, which is much the best.
Everyone gathers around, a few catcalls splice through the cool afternoon air.
In an unedited RNA molecule, the boundaries between an intron and its two flanking exons are called splice sites.
SPLYCE: I picked the name, actually, by just using the definition out of a dictionary for the word "splice," which is "to combine two elements together to create one final product," which is what I do with the two turntables, and I create my mixes.
a fourth; and the splice was a needle inserted into the ends of the feathers and bound fast with fine thread.