- 1Join or connect (a rope or ropes) by interweaving the strands at the ends: we learned how to weave and splice ropes • figurative the work splices detail and generalizationMore example sentences
- There are a variety of connectors available that allow you to splice the ropes end to end, in a T-shape, or in a Y-shape.
- Vantec did a nice job splicing the cables, and binding them nicely with the rubber housing.
- Without the money for college, he started working for New York Telephone splicing cables in 1966.
- 1.1Join (pieces of timber, film, or tape) at the ends: commercials can be spliced in later he had to splice the short music films togetherMore example sentences
- Film-makers have dubbed songs over personal footage to create their own music videos while others have spliced sections of different films together to create new plots.
- Not content with delving into various mediums with which to present their releases, which in the past have been anything from 8 track cartridges to spliced tape segments.
- Are you constantly shooting a scene multiple times in multiple ways and then splicing your favorite pieces together in the editing room?
- 1.2 Genetics Join or insert (a gene or gene fragment): they have spliced a gene into tomatoes that improves flavourMore example sentences
- The set of genes with conserved alternatively spliced exons therefore serves as a function-matched control for comparison to genes with genome-specific alternatively spliced exons.
- In higher eukaryotes, introns are spliced out of protein-coding mRNAs by the spliceosome, a massive complex comprising five non-coding RNAs and about 200 proteins.
- Mammalian genomes contain a large number of alternatively spliced genes that have multiple ‘variable’ first exons.
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- 1A join consisting of two ropes, pieces of tape or timber, etc. joined together at the ends: so smooth is the splice that you can’t see the joinMore example sentences
- The mooring and towing of oil rigs and huge ships rely on the strength and durability of thick ropes and the splices that join those ropes.
- Thanks to the suspension tops and diagonal drop-down field splices, the fill-in pieces were successfully erected and positioned, says Budzius.
- Then I felt the thickening of the rope - a splice!
- 1.1The wedge-shaped tang of a cricket-bat handle, forming a joint with the blade.More example sentences
- However, it's quicker than he expects: it comes off the splice of his bat, and loops high into the air and Harmison takes an easy catch at square leg.
- For the second day in a row, VRV Singh charged in and caught the splice on several occasions but groaned and cussed as catches went to ground.
- Mark Vermeulen failed to get behind a rising delivery from Edwards and lobbed a simple catch off the splice to Shivnarine Chanderpaul at gully.
get (or be) spliced
- British • informal Get married.More example sentences
- And as soon as she was spliced, she hopped back on to the machine, with new husband Christopher Manners, to ride off to their reception.
splice the main brace
- British • historical (In the navy) serve out an extra tot of rum.[perhaps arising from the issue of a tot of rum as a reward for the actual splicing of the main brace, which would be a rare and difficult operation]More example sentences
- They secured the engine after twenty seconds and spliced the main brace in celebration.
- Let us splice the main brace to steel the men before battle.
- Lunch is also special with turkey on the menu and the whole camp again spliced the main brace at eleven thirty and again at half past two.
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- For years he was a high-voltage cable splicer, a job he loved because it meant working outdoors with plenty of freedom and overtime pay.
- With two buttons you can accomplish more than an afternoon with a pile of reel-to-reel tape, scissors and splicer.
- Having no splicer, Markopoulos edited the film with a magnifying glass, cellophane tape an a razor blade.
early 16th century: probably from Middle Dutch splissen, of unknown origin.