Meaning of SPLICE in English

SPLICE

v. & n.

--v.tr.

1. join the ends of (ropes) by interweaving strands.

2 join (pieces of timber, magnetic tape, film, etc.) in an overlapping position.

3 (esp. as spliced adj.) colloq. join in marriage.

--n. a joint consisting of two ropes, pieces of wood, film, etc., made by splicing, e.g. the handle and blade of a cricket bat.

Phrases and idioms:

splice the main brace Naut. hist. issue an extra tot of rum.

Derivatives:

splicer n.

Etymology: prob. f. MDu. splissen, of uncert. orig.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.