a splice used when an increased thickness of the united rope is not objectionable, made by unlaying the rope ends a certain distance, uniting them so that their strands overlap, then tucking each alternately over and under others several times.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Compare long splice.
Origin of short splice
First recorded in 1760–70
Words nearby short splice
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