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eye splice

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Definition of eye splice in English:

noun

A splice made by turning the end of a rope back on itself and interlacing the strands, thereby forming a loop.
Example sentences
  • It's been my experience that the only people who can tie an eye splice are old sailors and glider pilots.
  • The eye splice is made in the same way as the short splice.

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