verb (used with object), spliced, splic·ing.
- to issue a ration of spirits, as grog, to all hands.
- to drink spirits.
Origin of splice
Related Words for splicegraft, braid, wed, marry, plait, mesh, hitch, interlace, intertwine, yoke, mate, unite, tie, entwine, knit, weave, intertwist
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Historical Examples of splice
He then ordered the purser's steward to splice the main-brace.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
His last name had a splice in the middle of it—'twas Catesby-Stuart.Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
But he could neither hew spars, nor paint, nor splice ropes.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
There 's scarce a snake of any size hasn't an emerald or splice of gold in him.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
Why didn't you splice and bring her along in the first place?Pocket Island
Charles Clark Munn
Word Origin for splice
1520s, originally a sailors' word, from Middle Dutch splissen "to splice," ultimately from PIE *(s)plei- "to split, splice" (see flint). The Dutch word was borrowed in French as épisser. Used of motion picture film from 1912; of DNA from 1975. Related: Spliced; splicing.