Definition for SPLICE, or SPLISE

SPLICE, or SPLISE, v.t. [Sw. splissa; D. splissen; G. spleissen; Dan. splidser; from splider, splitter, to split, to divide. It should be written Splise.]

To separate the strands of the two ends of a rope, and unite them by a particular manner of interweaving them; or to unite the end of a rope to any part of another by a like interweaving of the strands. There are different modes of splicing, as the short splice, long splice, eye splice, &c. – Mar. Dict. Splise the main brace, among seamen, a phrase that signifies an extra allowance of spirits in cases of cold or wet.

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