Definition of backsplice

: a finish for the end of a rope that consists of a crown knot with the strands tucked over and under in the standing part

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First Known Use of backsplice

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backsplice

back entry 3 + splice

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“Backsplice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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