Pronunciation: (bak'splīs"), [key]
—n., v., -spliced, -splic•ing.
a knot for finishing a rope end neatly, beginning with a crown and proceeding in a series of tucks, each strand over the first adjoining strand and under the next, the strands being split in half at each tuck.
to make a backsplice in (a rope end).
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