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backsplice

[bak-splahys]
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noun
  1. a knot for finishing a rope end neatly, beginning with a crown and proceeding in a series of tucks, each strand over the first adjoining strand and under the next, the strands being split in half at each tuck.
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verb (used with object), back·spliced, back·splic·ing.
  1. to make a backsplice in (a rope end).
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