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Meaning of short splice

short' splice'

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  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. Cf.See illus. under
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