Meaning of SPLINE in English


n. & v.


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).

Etymology: orig. E. Anglian dial., perh. rel. to SPLINTER

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.