Eye-splice
Eye-splice Eye"-splice`, n. (Naut.) A splice formed by bending a rope's end back, and fastening it into the rope, forming a loop or eye. See Illust. under {Splice}. [1913 Webster]

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  • eye splice — n. a splice made by turning back the end of a rope and interlacing its strands into the body of the rope so as to form an end loop, or eye: see SPLICE …   English World dictionary

  • eye splice — eye′ splice n. navig. tex a splice made in a rope by turning back one end and interweaving it with the main body of the rope so as to form a loop • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Eye splice — The eye splice is the best method of creating a permanent loop in the end of multi stranded rope by means of rope splicing. The ends of the rope are tucked (plaited) back into the standing end to form the loop. Originally this splice was… …   Wikipedia

  • eye splice — noun : a splice formed by bending a rope s end back and splicing it into the rope so that a loop is formed * * * a splice made in a rope by turning back one end and interweaving it with the main body of the rope so as to form a loop. See illus.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye splice — a splice made in a rope by turning back one end and interweaving it with the main body of the rope so as to form a loop. See illus. under splice. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • eye splice — /ˈaɪ splaɪs/ (say uy spluys) noun a splice made in a rope by turning back one end and interweaving it with the main body of the rope so as to form a loop …   Australian English dictionary

  • eye-splice — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Splice — may refer to:* Connection of two or more pieces of linear material: ** Rope splicing, joining two pieces of rope or cable by weaving the strands of each into the other ** Eye splice, the best method of creating a permanent loop in the end of… …   Wikipedia

  • Eye (disambiguation) — Eye may refer to one of the following: *Eye, the sight organ *Eye of a needle *Eye (cyclone), the center of a tropical cyclone *The loop of an eye bolt *The result of an eye splice *Batter s eye in baseball *Eye of Providence, the all seeing eye… …   Wikipedia

  • splice — spliceable, adj. /spluys/, v., spliced, splicing, n. v.t. 1. to join together or unite (two ropes or parts of a rope) by the interweaving of strands. 2. to unite (timbers, spars, or the like) by overlapping and binding their ends. 3. to unite… …   Universalium

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