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short splice

noun
1.
a splice used when an increased thickness of the united rope is not objectionable, made by unlaying the rope ends a certain distance, uniting them so that their strands overlap, then tucking each alternately over and under others several times.
Compare long splice.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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