backsplice

[bak-splahys]

noun

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.

verb (used with object), back·spliced, back·splic·ing.

to make a backsplice in (a rope end).

Nearby words

  1. backsliding,
  2. backsource,
  3. backspace,
  4. backspin,
  5. backsplash,
  6. backstab,
  7. backstabber,
  8. backstage,
  9. backstairs,
  10. backstay

Origin of backsplice


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