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long splice

a splice for forming a united rope narrow enough to pass through a block, made by unlaying the ends of two ropes for a considerable distance, overlapping the strands so as to make pairs of one strand from each rope, unlaying one of each pair, twisting the other strand into its place in the united rope, and tucking the yarns of the unlaid strand separately into place.
Compare short splice.
Origin of long splice
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • How many amateurs are there who could make a long splice and re-reeve them with reasonable expedition?

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • Then take an overhand knot with the two ends, divide the yarns, and stick them as in a long splice.

    The Seaman's Friend Richard Henry Dana
  • This splice should only be used when there is not time to make the "long splice," as the short one is not very strong.

    Boat-Building and Boating

    Daniel Carter Beard
  • The strop may be made the required length by a long splice, but it would not possess any advantage.

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