: 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

Word History


back entry 3 + splice

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of backsplice was in 1923

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“Backsplice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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