from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a sort of eye or circle formed by splicing the end of a rope into itself. Also called spliced eye.
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