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 splicing
The fact was, his ship had been got ready for sea in two days; hence the splicing.In Eastern Seas|J. J. Smith
He thought it was a sea-phrase for splicing a rope, just as he supposed “main-sheet” was the largest sail of a ship.Waiting for Daylight|Henry Major Tomlinson
The dimensions of the chord and splicing would be found in the same manner as for a Howe Truss.Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building|G. B. N. Tower
The shells being relatively small, it becomes necessary to piece them together by a system of splicing.History of the Fan|George Woolliscroft Rhead
There he found the farmer engaged in mending a hoe-handle, which had been broken, by splicing it.Frank's Campaign|Horatio Alger, Jr.
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.