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eye splice

a splice made in a rope by turning back one end and interweaving it with the main body of the rope so as to form a loop.
Origin of eye splice
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for eye splice
  • The ropes shall be attached to the needle beams by a scaffold hitch or a properly made eye splice.
  • If a deviation is found then a re-marking will occur from that location forward to the eye splice.
British Dictionary definitions for eye splice

eye splice

an eye formed in a rope by splicing the end into its standing part
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