a device used to hold two sections of motion-picture film, recording tape, etc., in proper alignment while they are being spliced together.

1925–30; splice + -er1

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splice (splaɪs)
1.  to join (two ropes) by intertwining the strands
2.  to join up the trimmed ends of (two pieces of wire, film, magnetic tape, etc) with solder or an adhesive material
3.  to join (timbers) by overlapping and binding or bolting the ends together
4.  informal (passive) to enter into marriage: the couple got spliced last Saturday
5.  nautical history splice the mainbrace to issue and partake of an extra allocation of alcoholic spirits
6.  a join made by splicing
7.  the place where such a join occurs
8.  the wedge-shaped end of a cricket-bat handle or similar instrument that fits into the blade
[C16: probably from Middle Dutch splissen; related to German spleissen, Swedish splitsa; see split]

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All your changes to the file should be made between code splicer pairs.
Repairs fiber optic cables using fusion splicer to reconnect broken fibers.
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