verb (used with object), spliced, splic·ing.
- to issue a ration of spirits, as grog, to all hands.
- to drink spirits.
Origin of splice
Examples from the Web for splice
A splice is something that causes a connection, a spectacle is something that causes that, a return is something that causes that.Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein|Gertrude Stein
If he could splice the wire hanging in front of him, Valier would once more be in perfect shape.Tight Squeeze|Dean Charles Ing
She could knot and splice, box the compass, and every sailor's weather rhyme was familiar to her.Woven with the Ship|Cyrus Townsend Brady
His last name had a splice in the middle of it—'twas Catesby-Stuart.Cape Cod Stories|Joseph C. Lincoln
Yes, I cocked one off the splice in the gully and the blighter gathered it.
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.