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short' splice'




a splice used when an increased thickness of the united rope is not objectionable, made by unlaying the rope ends a certain distance, uniting them so that their strands overlap, then tucking each alternately over and under others several times. Cf. long splice. See illus. under splice.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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