Definitions

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  • noun nautical The rope used as support for the masts, running from the bow to the top of the mast and back to the deck.

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Examples

  • There will be sunshine, a lounger by the pool, a mint julep or two and more food than I normally eat in a year for me, whilst the two 82 year old ex-Royal Marines down in steerage busy themselves scrubbing the decks, splicing the mainbrace, watching out for icebergs, sending morse code messages and going on runs ashore.

    40 entries from May 2007

  • Currently wishing she had paid more attention to knot-tying in the Brownies and anything remotely mathematical in her entire school career she may emerge from university yet again, this time as a naval officer able to tie a bowline and splice a mainbrace.

    Annus Mirabilis - Family

  • There will be sunshine, a lounger by the pool, a mint julep or two and more food than I normally eat in a year for me, whilst the two 82 year old ex-Royal Marines down in steerage busy themselves scrubbing the decks, splicing the mainbrace, watching out for icebergs, sending morse code messages and going on runs ashore.

    We're all going on a summer holiday

  • Currently wishing she had paid more attention to knot-tying in the Brownies and anything remotely mathematical in her entire school career she may emerge from university yet again, this time as a naval officer able to tie a bowline and splice a mainbrace.

    44 entries from December 2007

  • Currently wishing she had paid more attention to knot-tying in the Brownies and anything remotely mathematical in her entire school career she may emerge from university yet again, this time as a naval officer able to tie a bowline and splice a mainbrace.

    Annus Mirabilis - Family

  • There will be sunshine, a lounger by the pool, a mint julep or two and more food than I normally eat in a year for me, whilst the two 82 year old ex-Royal Marines down in steerage busy themselves scrubbing the decks, splicing the mainbrace, watching out for icebergs, sending morse code messages and going on runs ashore.

    We're all going on a summer holiday

  • In pirate language, “splice the mainbrace” means to have a drink and “to dance with Jack Ketch” means to go to the hangman.

    Surnames That Reveal Pirate Ancestry | Impact Lab

  • Except I don't know what a mainbrace is, nor how to splice it.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Except I don't know what a mainbrace is, nor how to splice it.

    Argh. Grappling. With. Scenes.

  • Execs at The Walt Disney Co. ought to have been splicing the mainbrace having a drink to a couple of key hands in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise last night.

    Depp's 'Pirates' Hauls In Record Bounty For Disney

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