The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Splice \Splice\ (spl[imac]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spliced
(spl[imac]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Splicing.] [D. splitsen,
splitten; akin to G. splissen, Sw. splissa, Dan. splisse, and
E. split; -- from the dividing or splitting the ends into
separate strands. See Split, v. t.]
1. To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a
particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the
union being between two ends, or between an end and the
body of a rope.
2. To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the
two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon
the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
3. To unite in marriage. [Slang]
Splice grafting.ee under Grafting.
To splice the main brace (Naut.), to give out, or drink, an
extra allowance of spirits on occasion of special exposure
to wet or cold, or to severe fatigue; hence, to take a