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 splicinggraft, braid, wed, marry, plait, mesh, hitch, interlace, intertwine, yoke, mate, unite, tie, entwine, knit, weave, intertwist
Examples from the Web for splicing
Historical Examples of splicing
So all that day the shepherd was splicing, and hammering, and gluing, and bandaging.The Monkey That Would Not Kill
The fact was, his ship had been got ready for sea in two days; hence the splicing.In Eastern Seas
J. J. Smith
All over the ship, men were hauling, splicing, and stowing cargo.Villa Rubein and Other Stories
For the next hour he worked at his pair of sheets, slicing, twisting, and splicing.Sophy of Kravonia
Shows the lap joint used for splicing two pieces lengthwise.Carpentry and Woodwork
Edwin W. Foster
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.