Meaning of SPLINE in English


n. & v.

n. 1 a rectangular key fitting into grooves in the hub and shaft of a wheel and allowing longitudinal play. 2 a slat. 3 a flexible wood or rubber strip used esp. in drawing large curves. fit with a spline (sense 1).

[ orig. E. Anglian dial., perh. rel. to SPLINTER ]

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